DETROIT - JANUARY 26: Kienan Draper, son of Kris Draper #33 of the Detroit Red Wings, stands in between his father and his teammates Brad Stuart #23, Niklas Kronwall #55, Darren Helm #43 and Patrick Eaves #17 for the national anthem before an NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Joe Louis Arena on January 26, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.
— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers