ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 19: A volunteer from the Five Acres animal shelter helps a young blues fan visit with a dog available for adoption as part of the St. Louis Blues annual Barkin' for the Blues before an NHL game against the Dallas Stars on April 19, 2013 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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