TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 28: Spencer Abbott #56 of the Toronto Maple Leafs gets around Jakub Kindl #4 of the Detroit Red Wings during NHL Preseason action at the Air Canada Centre September 28, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/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