LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Jack Johnson #3 of the Los Angeles Kings reacts as he keeps R.J. Umberger #18 of the Columbus Blue Jackets from the puck in front of Jonathan Quick #32 during the first period at Staples Center on January 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/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