ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 12: Members of the St. Louis Blues warm up prior to a NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes on November 12, 2013 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The players are wearing camouflage jerseys that will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to the Joshua Chamberlain Society and HEROES care. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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