ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 31: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks battles for the puck against Saku Koivu #11 of the Anaheim Ducks on December 31, 2013 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/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