2006 - Vancouver got its goalie the future when the Canucks sent Todd Bertuzzi, Bryan Allen and Alex Auld to the Panthers for Lukas Krajicek, a sixth-round draft pick (Sergei Shirokov) and Roberto Luongo.
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