BOSTON - OCTOBER 21: Jerred Smithson #25 of the Nashville Predators stretches during warm-ups against the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on October 21, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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