CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 27: Goalie Antti Raanta #31 of the Chicago Blackhawks slaps hands with fans while walking out to the ice before the NHL game against the Colorado Avalanche on December 27, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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