OTTAWA, CANADA - OCTOBER 22: Filip Kuba #17 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates his first period goal with team mates Milan Michalek #9 and Alex Auld #35 of the Ottawa Senators against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL game at Scotiabank Place on October 22, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/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