ST PAUL, MN - MARCH 27: (L-R) Clayton Stoner #4, Torrey Mitchell #17 and Jared Spurgeon #46 of the Minnesota Wild celebrate a goal by Mitchell during the first period of the game against the Phoenix Coyotes on March 27, 2013 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/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