DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 23: Goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders keeps his eyes on the puck as Joakim Andersson #18 of the Detroit Red Wings handles it to the side of the net during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on December 23, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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