CALGARY, AB - DECEMBER 31: Mikael Backlund #11 of the Calgary Flames faces off against Sean Couturier #14 of the Philadelphia Flyers at Scotiabank Saddledome on December 31, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Brad Watson/NHL 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