ST. PAUL, MN - MARCH 13: Darroll Powe #14 of the Minnesota Wild skates during warmups prior to the game against the Dallas Stars at the Xcel Energy Center on March 13, 2012 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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