BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Thomas Hickey #14 of the New York Islanders skates with the puck behind the net as David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins defends at the TD Garden on April 11, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/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