ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 9: (L - R) Joe Piscotty, Brad Lauer, Bob Woods assistant coaches and Bruce Boudreau head coach of the Anaheim Ducks look on from the bench during warm ups before the game against New York Islanders on December 9, 2013 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/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