OTTAWA, CANADA - MARCH 23: A young fan wearing ear protection watches warmup prior to an afternoon game between the Ottawa Senators and the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 23, 2013 at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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