NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 17: Forward Eric Boulton #36 of the Atlanta Thrashers skates against defenseman Cody Franson #32 of the Nashville Predators during a pre-season game at Sommet Center on September 17, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/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