UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 12: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal against the Nashville Predators during their game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 12, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/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