RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 29: Members of the Carolina Hurricanes participate in warmups prior to an NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets during Go Green Night presented by Bayer CropScience at PNC Arena on March 29, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Hurricanes players wore green jerseys in support of Go Green Night. The sweaters will be auctioned online throughout the summer with proceeds benefiting the Kids N Community Foundation, Passage Home and SEEDS. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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