MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 26: Rene Bourque #17 of the Montreal Canadiens put a lavender tape on his stick to support the Hockey Fight Cancer Awareness Night at the Bell Centre before the game against the San Jose Sharks during the NHL game on October 26, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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