COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 12: Evander Kane #9 of the Winnipeg Jets takes a shot on goalie Steve Mason #1 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during their game at Nationwide Arena on November 12, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/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