UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 27: James Wright #17 of the Winnipeg Jets falls to the ice as teammate Chris Thorburn #22 and Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders race for the puck at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 27, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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