SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 26: Ryan Whitney #19 of the Anaheim Ducks tries to pass the puck to Sheldon Brookbank #21 through the reach of opponent Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks during an NHL game on December 26, 2009 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/NHLI via 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