VANCOUVER, CANADA - OCTOBER 17: Mikael Samuelsson #26 of the Vancouver Canucks chooses his sticks before their game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Rogers Arena on October 17, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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