Rights transferred to Vancouver (WHL) after WHL club purchased Rochester (AHL) franchise, August 13, 1968. Claimed by Pittsburgh from Vancouver (WHL) in Intra-League Draft, June 10, 1969. Traded to St. Louis by Pittsburgh for Bob Johnson, October 4, 1973. Selected by New England (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Indianapolis (WHA) by New England (WHA), June, 1974.
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