TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 08: (L-R) Geraldine Heaney, Brendan Shanahan, Scott Niedermayer, Chris Chelios and Ray Shero (in honor of his father Ray), and are honored prior to the game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the New Jersey Devils at the Air Canada Centre on November 8, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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