TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 12: Johan Harju #24 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates during pre-game skate against the Carolina Hurricanes at the St. Pete Times Forum on February 12, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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