DALLAS, TX- JANUARY 20: Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars knocks the puck aside on an attempt from Pierre-Cedric Labrie #76 of the Tampa Bay Lightning at the American Airlines Center on January 17, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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