NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 13: Starting goaltender Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils takes the ice for pregame warmups prior to the final game of the 2013-2014 NHL season against the Boston Bruins at the Prudential Center on April 13, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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