LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14: Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks makes the save against Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/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