LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 6: Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings skates with the puck against Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets at Staples Center on February 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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