RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 25: A young fan of the Carolina Hurricanes gets an up-close look at a United States Army Apache attack helicopter before an NHL game against the Florida Panthers on Military Appreciation Night, February 25, 2012 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Phil Ellsworth/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