IHL Second All-Star Team (1997)
Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, August 11, 1998. Missed majority of 1998-99 due to shoulder surgery, November, 1998. Played w/ RHI's Sacramento River Rats in 1996 (21-15-23-38-27).
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