UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 08: Radim Vrbata #17 of the Phoenix Coyotes and John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders battle for the puck during the first period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 8, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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