SAN JOSE, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Michal Handzus #26 and Tim Kennedy #46 of the San Jose Sharks battle for the puck against Jordin Tootoo #22 and Cory Emmerton #25 of the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game on February 28, 2013 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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