DETROIT, MI - APRIL 22: A young Detroit Red Wing fan and his father show off the Nick Lidstrom/Fox Sports Detroit T-Shirt before a NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Joe Louis Arena on April 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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