SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 21: Cory Stillman #61 of the Florida Panthers shoots and scores a goal against Mike Smith #41 of the Tampa Bay Lightning at the BankAtlantic Center on March 21, 2010 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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