CALGARY, AB - FEBRUARY 1: Ladislav Smid #3 of the Calgary Flames skates against Dany Heatley #15 of the Minnesota Wild at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 1, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/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