SUNRISE, FL - OCTOBER 27: Sami Salo #6 of the Tampa Bay Lightning digs the puck out from the boards against Tomas Kopecky #82 of the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on October 27, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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