RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 01: Alexander Semin #28 of the Carolina Hurricanes participates in warmups prior to an NHL game against the Ottawa Senators at PNC Arena on February 1, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Semin is two goals shy of 200 career NHL goals. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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