OTTAWA - APRIL 9: Jarkko Ruutu #73 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates his first period goal with teammates Brendan Bell #9, Brian Lee #55 and Christoph Schubert #5 as Mike Mottau #27 of the New Jersey Devils skates away at Scotiabank Place on April 9, 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