UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 29: (L-R) Patrick Marleau #12,Joe Pavelski #8 and Brent Burns #88 of the San Jose Sharks celebrate a goal by Pavelski at 17 seconds of the first period against the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 29, 2011 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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