DENVER, CO - MARCH 16: Goaltender Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche takes to the ice prior to the game against the Minnesota Wild at the Pepsi Center on March 16, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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