DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 13: David Perron #57 of the St Louis Blues battles for the puck with Damien Brunner #24 of the Detroit Red Wingsduring a NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on February 13, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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