VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 10: The Vancouver NHL off-ice officials pose for their annual photo at center ice before the game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames at General Motors Place on April 10, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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