ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 11: Ty Conklin #29 and Erik Johnson #6 of the St. Louis Blues warm up before the game against the Carolina Hurricanes on December 11, 2010 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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