LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 8: Sean O'Donnell #6, Drew Doughty #8 and Raitis Ivanans #41 of the Los Angeles Kings take the ice prior to the game against the Minnesota Wild on October 8, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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