CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 11: Kent Simpson #31 of the Chicago Blackhawks participates in warm-ups before a game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the United Center on December 11, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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