NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 14: Defenseman Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers knocks down Alex Tanguay #13 of the Tampa Bay Lightning as he backs into the net during the third period of an NHL game at Madison Square Garden on February 14, 2010 in New York, New York. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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