EDMONTON, CANADA - FEBRUARY 21 : Tom Gilbert #77 of the Minnesota Wild in his first game back to Rexall Place against the Edmonton Oilers on February 21, 2013 at in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/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