DENVER, CO - APRIL 21: Camoflauge military jerseys hang in the Colorado Avalanche locker room prior to the game against the St Louis Blues at the Pepsi Center on April 21, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The jerseys are part of Military appreciation night and will be worn during warm ups and then auctioned off to raise money for chairty. (Photo by Michael Martin/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