OTTAWA, CANADA - DECEMBER 5: Zenon Konopka #28 of the Ottawa Senators and Steve Downie #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning have a conversation at center ice during warmups prior to their NHL game at Scotiabank Place on December 5, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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