Missed majority of 1989-90 season in retirement. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 27, 1991. Missed majority of 1991-92 season and all of 1992-93 and 1993-94 due to back injury vs. Montreal, October 10, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 31, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, October 4, 1996. Played w/ RHI's LA Blades in 1995 (4-0-1-1-18). Offically announced retirement, August 6, 1999.
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