NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 10: Tomas Kaberle #12 of the Boston Bruins defends against a shot by Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the New Jersey Devils during the game at the Prudential Center on April 10, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin 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