NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 15: Patric Hornqvist #27 of the Nashville Predators gets ready to skate warm-ups in St. Patrick's Day green jerseys against the St. Louis Blues during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on March 15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (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