COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 13: Curtis Sanford #30 stands at mid ice before the start of the game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Nationwide Arena on January 13, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/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