Played in NHL All-Star Game (1953)
Traded to Chicago by Montreal with Ken Mosdell for $30,000 with Montreal holding right of recall, May 17, 1956. Returned to Montreal by Chicago after training camp, October 10, 1956. Traded to Detroit by Montreal with Gene Achtymichuk and Claude Laforge for cash, June 3, 1958.
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