RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 02: A shot from Jiri Tlusty #19 of the Carolina Hurricanes is slowed and redirected away from the net by goaltender Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals during their NHL game at PNC Arena on April 2, 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