WHL West First All-Star Team (1992) WHL Player of the Year (1992)
Missed majority of 2001-02 due to shoulder injury vs. Los Angeles, October 16, 2001. Traded to Colorado by Washington with Washington's 3rd round choice (Iater traded to Carolina Carolina selected Casey Borer) in 2004 Entry Draft for Bates Battaglia and Jonas Johansson, October 22, 2003. Missed majority of 2005-06 regular due to wrist injury at Calgary, November 21, 2005. Officially announced retirement, September 29, 2006.
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