RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 13: Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes splits Daniel Paille #20 and Chris Kelly #23 of the Boston Bruins during their NHL game at PNC Arena on April 13, 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