UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 31: New York Islanders Halloween warm up jerseys hang in the locker room as Sean Bergenheim prepares for the game against the Buffalo Sabres on October 31, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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