Traded to Edmonton by Pittsburgh for Dan LaCouture, March 13, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 9, 2002. Traded to NY Islanders by Florida for Juraj Kolnik and NY Islanders' 9th round choice (later traded to San Jose San Jose selected Carter Lee) in 2003 Entry Draft, October 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Mannheim (Germany), August 2, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, August 22, 2005.
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