UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 05: Fans get fired up prior to the 2013 home opener between the New York Islanders and the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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