BUFFALO, NY - FEBRUARY 03: Assistant coach Teppo Numminen of the Buffalo Sabres taps the glass to greet a young fan before their game against the Florida Panthers on February 3, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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