NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 3: Mike Fisher #12 of the Nashville Predators faces off against Jochen Hecht #55 of the Buffalo Sabres during an NHL game on December 3, 2011 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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