BUFFALO, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Dylan Leong, 5, of East Amherst, NY, reacts while watching a bubble hockey game prior to the game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Pittsburgh Penguins at First Niagara Center on February 19, 2012 in Buffalo, New York. The activities were part of Hockey Day in America. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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