RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 13: Tuomo Ruutu #15 of the Carolina Hurricanes warms up for his season debut prior to an NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at PNC Arena on October 13, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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