ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 8: Jaden Schwartz #9 and David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues skate after the puck as Alec Martinez #27 and Rob Scuderi #7 of the Los Angeles Kings fall to the ice in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 8, 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