NEW YORK - OCTOBER 14: Artem Anisimov #42, Aaron Voros #34, and Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers stand at the team bench for the National Anthem prior to NHL action against the Los Angeles Kings on October 14, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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