GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 22: Radim Vrbata #17 of the Phoenix Coyotes talks with Milan Hejduk #23 of the Colorado Avalanche during pre-game warmups before facing off against each other at Jobing.com Arena on March 22, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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