Son of Max WCHA First All-Star Team (1973) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1973)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1977)
Transferred to Boston by Buffalo as compensation for Buffalo's signing of free agent Andre Savard, June 11, 1976. Traded to Vancouver by Boston for Jim Nill, February 3, 1984. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, August 20, 1985.
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