COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 9: Adrian Aucoin #33 of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen #19 of the Columbus Blue Jackets take the ice for warm ups before taking on the Detroit Red Wings on March 9, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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