Claimed by Los Angeles from Montreal in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Toronto (Phoenix-WHL) by Los Angeles for Gary Marsh, February, 1970. Suspended for remainder of 1969-70 season by Toronto for refusing to report to Phoenix (WHL), February, 1970.
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