PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Members of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation present (L-R) Jakub Voracek #93, Michael Raffl #12, Andrej Meszaros #41 and Mark Striet #32 of the Philadelphia Flyers with their Olympic Jerseys prior to a game against the Calgary Flames on February 8, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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