VANCOUVER, BC - APRIL 7: Chris Higgins #20 of the Vancouver Canucks is greeted as he takes to the ice to play the Anaheim Ducks in his 600th NHL game at Rogers Arena April 7, 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