UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 05: Aaron Volpatti #24 of the Washington Capitals takes the first period shot against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 5, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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