SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 19: Bobby Ryan #9 of the Anaheim Ducks shoots the puck just past the glove of goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks and scores the first goal of the game during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 19, 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