RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 01: Manny Malhotra #22 of the Carolina Hurricanes participates in warmups prior to an NHL game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at PNC Arena on November 1, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hurricanes signed the 33-year-old veteran center to a one-year, two-way contract on Thursday afternoon. Malhotra had previously logged eight games with the Charlotte Checkers, the Hurricanes AHL affiliate, on a professional tryout contract, but makes his return at the NHL level tonight for the fi
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