WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 21: Jochen Hecht #55 of the Buffalo Sabres controls the puck against Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals during a NHL preseason hockey game on September 21, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.. (Photo by Ned Dishman/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