SAINT PAUL, MN - NOVEMBER 05: The Minnesota Wild ice crew stands on the ice prior to the game against the Vancouver Canucks at the Xcel Energy Center November 5, 2009 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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