CALGARY, AB - NOVEMBER 22: Jiri Hudler #24 of the Calgary Flames interacts with a young fan during warm-ups before the game against the Florida Panthers at Scotiabank Saddledome on November 22, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Terence Leung/NHL 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