WINNIPEG, CANADA - FEBRUARY 15: Kyle Wellwood #13 and Eric Tangradi #27 of the Winnipeg Jets take part in the pre-game warm up prior to NHL action against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the MTS Centre on February 15, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Lance Thomson/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