ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 21: Ryan Whitney #19 of the Anaheim Ducks skates on the ice in warmups prior to the game against the Dallas Stars on October 21, 2009 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/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