BOSTON - DECEMBER 05: Shawn Thornton #22 of the Boston Bruins gathers up hats after teammate Marc Savard scored a hat trick in the third perid against the Toronto Maple Leafs on December 5, 2009 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeated the Maple Leafs 7-2. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.
— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson