CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 30: Brandon Saad #20 of the Chicago Blackhawks gets the puck in the net, past goalie Martin Jones #31 of the Los Angeles Kings, as Matt Greene #2 of the Kings watches from the left during the NHL game on December 30, 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