GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 10: The Phoenix Coyotes and Jobing.com Arena staff put white pom poms in every seat in preparation for the 2009-2010 Coyotes home opener White Out against the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 10, 2009 at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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