VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 20: Brendan Smith #2 of the Detroit Red Wings runs to warm up before their NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena April 20, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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