NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Steven McDonald (2nd L) , wife Patti, son Conor and former member of the New York Rangers Adam Graves (R) present the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award to four-time recipient Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers prior to the game against the Florida Panthers at Madison Square Garden on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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