RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 19: Joni Pitkanen #25 of the Carolina Hurricanes collides along the boards with Dainius Zubrus #8 of the New Jersey Devils during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 19, 2009 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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