SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 09: Scottie Upshall #8 of the Phoenix Coyotes, watches the shot from the point with Rob Blake #4 and Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks guarding the net during a NHL game on April 9, 2009 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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