DENVER, CO - JANUARY 06: Teammates Shane O'Brien #55 and Derek Smith #27 of the Calgary Flames talk prior to the game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on January 06, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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