PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 30: Lee Stempniak #22 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his first period goal against Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the game at Consol Energy Center on March 30, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/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