MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 24: Montreal Canadien fans with Brian Gionta's wife during the Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night before the NHL game against the New York Rangers on October 24, 2009 at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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