OTTAWA - APRIL 4: Ryan Shannon #26 of the Ottawa Senators digs for a loose puck outside the crease against Mike Knuble #22 and Antero Niittymaki #30 of the Philadelphia Flyers at Scotiabank Place on April 4, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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