LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 15: Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings talks to a young fan prior to the game against the Anaheim Ducks at Staples Center on March 15, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/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