NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 03: Goaltender Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils makes a save during warmups prior to playing in his 1000th NHL regular season game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Prudential Center on October 3, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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