2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Team Practice Session
ANN ARBOR, MI - DECEMBER 31: (L-R) Gustav Nyquist #14, Drew Miller #20, Joakim Andersson #18, Daniel Cleary #71 and Danny DeKeyser #65 of the Detroit Red Wings look on during 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic team practice session on December 31, 2013 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Sandford/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