SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 5: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks shakes hands with fans as he walks to the ice to play against the Nashville Predators during an NHL game on April 5, 2014 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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