NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 28: Tuomo Ruutu #15 of the Carolina Hurricanes is congratulated by teammate Niclas Wallin #7 after scoring at 1:02 in the first period against the New Jersey Devils during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center on April 28, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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