NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 8: Michael Del Zotto #5 of the Nashville Predators laces up his skates prior to a game against the Anaheim Ducks at Bridgestone Arena on February 8, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. This will be Del Zotto's 300th NHL game. (Photo by John Russell/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