VANCOUVER, CANADA - OCTOBER 17: Mikael Samuelsson #26 of the Vancouver Canucks chooses his sticks before their game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Rogers Arena on October 17, 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