TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 29: Tuomo Ruutu #15 of the Carolina Hurricanes looks to pass the puck as Carl Gunnarsson #36 of the Toronto Maple Leafs defends during NHL game action December 29, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Graig Abel/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