DENVER, CO - APRIL 26: Nick Holden #2, Gabriel Landeskog #92, Paul Stastny #26, Nathan MacKinnon #29 and Andre Benoit #61 of the Colorado Avalanche talk during a break in the action against the Minnesota Wild Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 26, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Wild 4-3 in overtime to take a 3-2 game lead in the series. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/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