LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 8: Kings mascot Bailey and members of the Ice Girls next to Slapshot, a sailboat built by the Los Angeles Kings and D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine Center, prior to the game between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Los Angeles Kings on April 8, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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