VANCOUVER, CANADA - JANUARY 24: Mark Fistric #28 of the Dallas Stars plays soccer with his teammates before the start of his game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on January 24, 2011 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