NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 23: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals takes a slapshot on Anton Volchenkov #28 of the New Jersey Devils during the first period of an NHL hockey game at Prudential Center on December 23, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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