ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 25: Andrew Ladd #16 of the Atlanta Thrashers chats with Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes before the game at Philips Arena on September 25, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/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