RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 25: Members of the Wake County SPCA hold dogs prior to the Carolina Hurricanes playing against the Washington Capitals on March 25, 2010 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Wake County SPCA was on hand with some of their animals in hopes of finding them new homes. (Photo by Scott Pilling/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