DETROIT, MI - MARCH 21: Alex Kovalev #72 of the Pittsburgh Penguins controls the puck while Jonathan Ericsson #52 of the Detroit Red Wings follows after with support from Nicklas Lidstrom #5 during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on March 21, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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