VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 29: Brad Richardson #15 looks on as teammate Dan Hamhuis #2 of the Vancouver Canucks kicks a soccer ball as they warm up before their NHL game against the Anaheim Ducks at Rogers Arena March 29, 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