CHICAGO - OCTOBER 23: The Chicago Blackhawks starting lineup Patrick Kane #88, Patrick Sharp #10, Niklas Hjalmarsson #4, Jonathan Toews #19, and Nick Boynton #24 stand for the National Anthem before the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 23, 2010 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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