NEWARK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 16: Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils tends net in warmups prior to the game aganst the New York Rangers in a preseason tilt at the Prudential Center on September 16, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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