EDMONTON, AB - SEPTEMBER 24: Philip Larsen #36 of the Edmonton Oilers collides with Chris Kreider #24 of the New York Rangers during a preseason NHL game at Rexall Place on September 24, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/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