ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 17: Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Atlanta Thrashers makes a save against Steven Reinprecht #27 of the Florida Panthers at Philips Arena on November 17, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/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