VANCOUVER, CANADA - NOVEMBER 29: (L-R) Dan Hamhuis, Henrik Sedin and Alexander Edler look on as teammate Cory Schneider #35 of the Vancouver Canucks heads a soccer ball as they all warm up before their NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Rogers Arena November 29, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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