Goaltender Tomas Vokoun of the Florida Panthers and Nick Boynton defend the net against Chris Thorburn of the Atlanta Thrashers at the Bank Atlantic Center on January 10, 2009 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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