RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 27: An off ice official shows a game puck prior to an NHL game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Columbus Blue Jackets at PNC Arena on January 27, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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