Philadelphia Flyers v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Two
PITTSBURGH - APRIL 17: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins collides with Ryan Parent #77 of the Philadelphia Flyers during Game Two of the Eastern Confrence Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 17, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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