CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 30: Jimmy Hayes #39 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes his NHL debut tonight against the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center on December 30, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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