UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 21: Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders battles for the puck in front of Sami Vatanen #45 and teammate Frederik Andersen #31 of the Anaheim Ducks during the first period of an NHL hockey game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 21, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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