RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 08: Linesmen Tony Sericolo #84 and Thor Nelson #80 converse with the referees before an NHL game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Colorado Avalanche on January 8, 2010 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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