WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 03: Dmitry Orlov #81 of the Washington Capitals and Nathan Gerbe #14 of the Carolina Hurricanes go after the puck during the first period at Verizon Center on December 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/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