UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Nino Niederreiter #25 of the New York Islanders walks off the ice after warming up prior the start of the game against the New York Rangers at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 15, 2011 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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