VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 6: A young fan watches as Lee Stempniak #22 of the Calgary Flames leaves the ice after warming up for the NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena April 6, 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