RALEIGH, NC - DECEMBER 06: Nathan Gerbe #14 and Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes react to a goal scored by #57 Tommy Wingels #57 of the San Jose Sharks who celebrates his first-period tally with Patrick Marleau #12 during their NHL game at PNC Arena on December 6, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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