SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 1: Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks makes save as David Jones #54 of the Colorado Avalanche jumps out of the way of the shot in the first period during an NHL hockey game at the HP Pavilion on March 1, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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