SUNRISE, FL - OCTOBER 25: Players decorated their sticks with colored tape for Hockey Fights Cancer night between the Florida Panthers and the Buffalo Sabres at the BB&T Center on October 25, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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