UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Goaltender Al Montoya #35 of the New York Islanders makes the save and is helped by teammate Travis Hamonic #36 as Brad Richards #15 of the Los Angeles Kings looks for the rebound on February 19, 2011 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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