ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 16: Kyle Palmieri #21 of the Anaheim Ducks slides the puck under the stick of goaltender Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars for a goal in the first period of Game One of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 16, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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