TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 31: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his goal with teammate Martin St. Louis #26 during the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on December 31, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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