VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 28: Aaron Palushaj of the Colorado Avalanche plays with a puck as he warms up on the ice before an NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena March 28, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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