BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 29: Patrick Kaleta #36 of the Buffalo Sabres draws the attention of young fans before their game against the Boston Bruins on January 29, 2010 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. USA Hockey encouraged fans to wear their favorite hockey sweaters as part of their celebration of the third annual Hockey Weekend Across America. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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