ST. PAUL, MN - DECEMBER 8: Jason Demers #5 of the San Jose Sharks and Nino Niederreiter #22 of the Minnesota Wild battle for the puck along the boards during the game on December 8, 2013 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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