ST. LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 12: A fan holds up a sign asking for a kiss and a puck for her birthday as Jamie Langenbrunner #15 of the St. Louis Blues skates by before an NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks on January 12, 2012 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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