DENVER, CO - MARCH 08: (L-R) Nick Holden #2, Nathan MacKinnon #29, Gabriel Landeskog #92, and Cody McLeod #55 of the Colorado Avalanche kick a soccer ball to warm up prior to the game against the St Louis Blues at the Pepsi Center on March 8, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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