OTTAWA - NOVEMBER 4: Alexei Kovalev #27 and Jason Spezza #19 of the Ottawa Senators laugh as they head to the ice for warm-ups prior to a game against the New York Islanders at Scotiabank Place on November 4, 2010 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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