NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 11: Eric Gelinas #22 of the New Jersey Devils shoots the puck during pregame warmups prior to the start of the game against the Florida Panthers at the Prudential Center on January 11, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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