WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 06: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry participates in a ceremonial puck drop with Blake Wheeler #26 of the Winnipeg Jets and John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals before an NHL game at the Verizon Center on February 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/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