UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Darren Helm #43 of the Detroit Red Wings is congratulated by teammates Daniel Alfredsson #11 and Justin Abdelkader #8 on his first period goal as Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders skates away at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 29, 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