ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 26: The Anaheim Ducks wait on the bench during the singing of the National Anthem prior to the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs the game on October 26, 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