ST. LOUIS - FEBRUARY 4: A fan watches Chris Mason #50 of the St. Louis Blues and his teammates warm up before the game against the San Jose Sharks on February 4, 2010 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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