SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 18: Dion Phaneuf #3 of the Calgary Flames skates away as Manny Malhotra #27 of the San Jose Sharks teammates celebrate a goal during an NHL game at the HP Pavilion on January 18, 2010 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/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