Traded to Florida by Pittsburgh for Greg Hawgood, March 19, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Hartford, August 18, 1995. Transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997. Claimed by Nashville from Carolina in Expansion Draft, June 26, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, August 31, 1999. Officially announced retirement, November 17, 2003.
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