CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 1: The starting line-up for the Chicago Blackhawks (L-R) Jonathan Toews #19, Brandon Saad #20, Michael Frolik #67, Duncan Keith #2, and Niklas Hjalmarsson #4, stand for the National Anthem during the NHL game against the Nashville Predators on April 01, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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