CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 30: Jay Bouwmeester #4, Cory Sarich #6, Dustin Boyd #16 and Mikael Backlund #60 of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers on January 30, 2010 at Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/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