BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 17: Shawn Thornton #22 of the Boston Bruins fights for the puck against Vinny Prospal #22 of the Columbus Blue Jackets at the TD Garden on November 17, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/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