MONTREAL, CANADA - FEBRUARY 16: Goalie Robert Mayer #65 of the Montreal Canadiens shares a laugh prior to the NHL game against the Philadelphia Flyers on February 16, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mayer has been called up for tonight's game from the Hamilton Bulldogs to backup goalie Peter Budja. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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