LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 28: Andre Benoit #61 of the Colorado Avalanche brings the puck up the ice ahead of Trevor Lewis #22 of the Los Angeles Kings during their preseason game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 28, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/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