GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 24: Keith Yandle #3 and goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes visit with some youth hockey players before the start of their game against the San Jose Sharks at Jobing.com Arena on April 24, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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