VANCOUVER, CANADA - OCTOBER 11: Shane O'Brien #55 of the Vancouver Canucks looks on as teammate Kyle Wellwood #42 kicks a soccer ball prior to the start of the game against the Dallas Stars at General Motors Place on October 11, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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