Willie Mitchell brings the Stanley Cup to Port McNeill
PORT MCNEILL, CANADA - AUGUST 12: Willie Mitchell #33 of the Los Angeles Kings holds up the Stanley Cup at the top of Mount Benedict August 12, 2012 near Port McNeill, British Columbia, Canada. Mitchell took the Stanley Cup to his hometown of Port McNeill, B.C. for his one-day celebration with the prized trophy. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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