OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 2: Milan Michalek #9 of the Ottawa Senators steps off the ice during warmups prior to a game against the Winnipeg Jets during an NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on January 2, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/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