Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles (Springfield-AHL), September, 1970. Claimed by NY Islanders from Los Angeles in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972. Claimed by Washington from NY Islanders in Expansion Draft, June 12, 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