CALGARY, AB - APRIL 11: Adrian Aucoin #33 and Adam Pardy #55 of the Calgary Flames skate against Jean-Francois Jacques #22 and Steve MacIntyre #33 of the Edmonton Oilers on April 11, 2009 at Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/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