COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 11: Cam Atkinson #13 of the Columbus Blue Jackets looses his footing while attempting to check the stick of Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blues during the first period on March 11, 2012 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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