RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 19: A participant has her head shaved to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in an effort to raise money for childhood cancer research on Cancer Awareness Night, prior to an NHL game between the Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers at PNC Arena on March 19, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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