TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 16: Goalie Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning leads his team out to the ice for pre-game warmups prior to the game against the New York Islanders at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on January 16, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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