PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 31: Eric Belanger #25 of the Minnesota Wild celebrates his goal with teammates in the first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Mellon Arena on October 31, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/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