SAN JOSE, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Goalkeeper Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks blocks a shot with his stick knocking the puck away from Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes in the first period at HP Pavilion on February 9, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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