VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 23: Stan Smyl, senior advisor to the general manager of the Vancouver Canucks, presents Henrik Sedin #33 of the Canucks with a solid silver hockey stick to commemorate his 1,000th NHL game before playing the Buffalo Sabres at Rogers Arena March 23, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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