ST. PAUL, MN - JANUARY 11: Clayton Stoner #4 and his Minnesota Wild teammates wear camouflage jerseys during warmups prior to the game against the Colorado Avalanche on January 11, 2014 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The jerseys will be auctioned off to help support Defending The Blue Line and the Wild Foundation. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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