SAN JOSE, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Aaron Palushaj #17 of the Colorado Avalanche gets checked to the ice by Douglas Murray #3 of the San Jose Sharks in the first period at HP Pavilion on February 26, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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