SUNRISE, FL - OCTOBER 22: The puck shot by Kris Versteeg #32 (not pictured) of the Florida Panthers scores over goaltender Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders on October 22, 2011 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/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