NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 27: Rabbi Zalman Grossbaum, Executive Director of the Friendship Circle, lights a candle in honor of the first night of Chanukah prior to the game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on November 27, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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