GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 20: Phoenix Coyotes Stick Kid Jackson Peters pushes the pucks onto the ice as the players come out for their pre-game warm-up prior to taking on the Los Angeles Kings at Jobing.com Arena on October 20, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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