SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 01: Goalkeeper Antti Niemi #31 blocks the shot knocking the rebound away from Chris Higgins #20 of the Vancouver Canucks in the first period at HP Pavilion on April 1, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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