RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 9: Tim Wallace #29, Jiri Tlusty #19 and Alexander Semin #28 of the Carolina Hurricanes participate in warmups prior to an NHL game against the New Jersey Devils on Military Appreciation Night, March 9, 2013 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. At the 10th annual event, the Hurricanes wore camo jerseys during the pre-game skate to honor all members of the armed forces for their service. (Photo by Karl DeBlaker/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