SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 21: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks takes a face-off against RJ Umberger #19 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL game on April 21, 2013 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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