UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 19: Fans celebrate the return of NHL hockey prior to the home opener game between the New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 19, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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