WINNIPEG, MB - JANUARY 11: Andrew Ladd #16 of the Winnipeg Jets and goaltender Curtis McElhinney #31 of the Columbus Blue Jackets take part in the pre-game warm up prior to NHL action at the MTS Centre on January 11, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Lance Thomson/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