• A member of Team Sweden at the 2009 Under-18 World Championships, Ekman-Larsson was second in scoring among defensemen to teammate Tim Erixon with eight points (2-6-8) in six games, helping Sweden finish fifth.
• In 2008-09, playing for Leksand in the second highest league in Sweden (Allsvenskan), he ranked first in the league with a plus-44 rating and first in points (39) among under-18 players. As the youngest player on the team, he recorded 14 assists from the blue-line in 39 games.
• Prior to joining Leksand, he played 27 games for Tingsryd in the Swedish junior league and helped Smaland win Sweden’s national tournament, TV-Pucken, in 2007-08. He recorded seven points (4-3-7) in eight games and was named the tournaments Best Defenseman.
• His grandfather, Kenneth Ekman, played on Sweden’s National team and represented his country at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan.
Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.
— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild