SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Tomas Hertl #48 of the San Jose Sharks tries to get a shot past the net against Adam Larsson #5 and Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils during an NHL game on November 23, 2013 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. (Photo by Nick Lust/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