BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 23: Jochen Hecht #55 of the Buffalo Sabres takes to the ice to play in his first game of the year against the Boston Bruins at First Niagara Center on November 23, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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