RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 06: Sergei Samsonov #14 of the Carolina Hurricanes stretches along the boards during preskate warmups during a NHL game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 6, 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