SJHL Rookie-of-the-Year (1966)
Claimed by Minnesota from Boston in Intra-League Draft, June 11, 1969. Selected by Calgary-Cleveland (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Phoenix (WHA) by Cleveland (WHA) for Rick Newell and Rob Watt, November, 1975. Traded to Birmingham (WHA) by Phoenix (WHA) for future considerations, August, 1976.
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