"He has good hockey sense and his skating and skills are real solid. I wouldn't say there is one real area where he is outstanding, but he has a real lot of poise about him for a young defenseman."
-- Dave Tippett, on Oliver Ekman-Larsson
and see a rail-thin teenager in his first NHL training camp, the Coyotes see a mature-beyond-his-years, NHL-ready defenseman.
That's why the soft-spoken 19-year-old Swede, the sixth pick of the 2009 Entry Draft, has broken training camp with the Coyotes and will make his NHL debut Saturday against the
(Noon ET, VERSUS, TSN, NESN) in the first of two 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere Games at O2 Arena here.