NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 17: Chris Mason #50 of the Winnipeg Jets makes the first period save on Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on January 17, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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