COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 10: Raffi Torres #14 of the Columbus Blue Jackets fist bumps one of 'Torres' Amigos' as he makes his way to ice prior to the start of their game against the San Jose Sharks on February 10, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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