RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 04: Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings fires a slapshot during warm-ups prior to an NHL game against the Carolina Hurricanes on February 4, 2012 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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