Finnish Elite League First All-Star Team (2000)
Claimed by Atlanta from Colorado in Expansion Draft, June 25, 1999. Traded to Columbus by Atlanta with Pauli Levokari for Chris Nielsen and Petteri Nummelin, December 2, 2002. Claimed on waivers by Philadelphia from Columbus, January 1, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Vastra Frolunda (Sweden) following release by Philadelphia, January 24, 2003.
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