CHICAGO - APRIL 07: (L-R) Andrew Ladd #16, Bryan Bickell #29, John Madden #11, Jordan Hendry #6 and Brent Sopel #5 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate a first period goal against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center on April 7, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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