ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 15: Goalie Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks warms up prior to an NHL game against the St. Louis Blues on October 15, 2013 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Tom Gannam/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