COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 21: Columbus Blue Jackets fans hold up signs while Ryan Johansen #19 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates during pre-game warmups before a game against the Los Angeles Kings on January 21, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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