WINNIPEG, CANADA - APRIL 18: Jiri Tlusty #19, Patrick Dwyer #39 and Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes take part in the pre-game warm up prior to NHL action against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on April 18, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Lance Thomson/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