NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 2: Goalie Dan Ellis #39 of the Nashville Predators straps on his chest protector prior to a game against the Phoenix Coyotes on February 2, 2010 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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