OTTAWA, ON - FEBRUARY 27: Owner Eugene Melnyk (R) of the Ottawa Senators serves a fan a hotdog and a coke for twenty-five cents at a concession stand for a promotion before the start of an NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings at Canadian Tire Centre on February 27, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/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