NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Alexander Steen #20 of the St. Louis Blues is congratulated by teammate Jaden Schwartz #9 after Steen scored in the first period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on January 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/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