OTTAWA, ON - MARCH 31: Jeff Skinner #53 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates his first-period goal against the Ottawa Senators with teammates at the players' bench at Canadian Tire Centre on March 31, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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