RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 09: Brenda Leek, a Uterine Cancer survivor, sings the National Anthem at the beginning of the Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers NHL game on October 9, 2009 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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