PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 07: General view of Consol Energy Center before the NHL game between the New Jersey Devils and the Pittsburgh Penguins on January 7, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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