RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 27: Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes warms up during pre-skate as the Hurricanes prepare to take on the Atlanta Thrashers on March 27, 2010 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. This will be Cam's first time returning since injuring his lower back. (Photo by Scott Pilling/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