ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 15: Newly appointed St. Louis Cardinals baseball team manager Mike Matheny drops the puck between David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues and Nicklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings before an NHL game on November 15, 2011 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