Bill Masterton Trophy (1980) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1976, 1977) Traded to California by Philadelphia with Larry Wright and Philadelphia's 1st round choice (Rob Chipperfield) in 1974 Amateur Draft for Reggie Leach, May 24, 1974. Transferred to Cleveland after California franchise relocated, August 26, 1976. Protected by Minnesota prior to Minnesota-Cleveland Dispersal Draft, June 15, 1978. Traded to Vancouver by Minnesota for Harold Snepsts, June 21, 1984.
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