DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 21: RJ Umberger #18 of the Columbus Blue Jackets, battling with Brian Lashoff #23 of the Detroit Red Wings, scores a first-period goal on Jimmy Howard #35 at Joe Louis Arena on February 21, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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