NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 23: Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes carries the puck toward Ryan Ellis #49 of the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on September 23, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/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