WCHA First All-Star Team (1995, 1996) NCAA West Second All-American Team (1995) NCAA West First All-American Team (1996)
Traded to Los Angeles by Detroit for Los Angeles' 6th round choice (Per Backer) in 2000 Entry Draft, October 22, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 27, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Sheffield (Britain), September 21, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Belfast (Britain), August 8, 2002.
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