NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: A young fan watches warm-ups and Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers prior to the start of the game against Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden on January 31, 2013 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