PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 26: Mike Richards #18 of the Philadelphia Flyers and Craig Rivet #52 of the Buffalo Sabres pose for a ceremonial puck drop prior to thier game on October 26, 2010 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dropping the puck is Donna Ashbee, wife of the late Flyer Barry Ashbee #4, with her children Heather and Danny. They were presented with Barry's retired #4 banner during the pre-game ceremony. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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