RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 06: Zac Dalpe #22 of the Carolina Hurricanes greets excited Hurricanes fans before an NHL game against the New York Rangers at the PNC Arena on April 6, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dalpe has been recalled from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). (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