OTTAWA, ON - NOVEMBER 9: Bobby Ryan #6 of the Ottawa Senators gets help from head athletic therapist Gerry Townend with taping his stick during warmup prior to a game against the Florida Panthers at Canadian Tire Centre on November 9, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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