COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 1: Nick Bjugstad #27 of the Florida Panthers loses his footing while attempting to keep control of the puck away from Ryan Murray #27 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period on February 1, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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