NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 19: Young fans of the New Jersey Devils are excited to see the New York Rangers game against the Devils at Madison Square Garden on March 19, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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