Claimed by Omaha (CPHL) from Montreal in Reverse Draft, June 10, 1964. Claimed by NY Rangers from Omaha (CPHL) in Intra-League Draft, June 8, 1965. Claimed on waivers by Boston from NY Rangers June 9, 1965. Claimed by Philadelphia from Boston in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Quebec (AHL) by Philadelphia for cash, December, 1968.
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