AJHL - Rookie of the Year (1977) AJHL - Top Defenseman (1977) WCJHL - Rookie of the Year (co-winner - John Ogrodnick) (1978) WHL First All-Star Team (1979)
Missed majority of 1981-82 due to knee injury vs. Philadelphia, December 23, 1981. Missed majority of 1987-88 due to knee injury in training camp, October, 1987. Missed majority of 1992-93 due to shoulder surgery, September 27, 1992. Traded to Florida by Chicago for Darin Kimble, September 30, 1993.
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