ST. LOUIS, MO - FEBRUARY 6: David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues shoots the puck against the Boston Bruins at the Scottrade Center on February 6, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/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