OTTAWA, CANADA - FEBRUARY 23: (L-R) Mark Reeds, Rick Wamsley, Jordan Silmser, Bryan Murray, Paul MacLean, Dave Cameron and Tim Pattyson of the Ottawa Senators pose with purple ties on Hockey Talks night, in support of Do It For Daron (D.I.F.D.), prior to a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on February 23, 2013 at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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