COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 25: R.J. Umberger #18 of the Columbus Blue Jackets beats goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Phoenix Coyotes to score a power play goal during the first period on February 25, 2011 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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