CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 5: A young fan gets to meet Patrick Kane #88 and Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks before the NHL game against the San Jose Sharks on January 05, 2014 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