PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 23: Jochen Hecht #55 of the Buffalo Sabres controls the puck in front of Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 23, 2013 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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