This will mark Sturm’s third Olympic Games having represented Germany at the 1998 and 2002 Olympics. This would have been his fourth Olympic games, but Sturm, who was set to be captain in 2006, had to withdraw due to injury.
He has represented Germany in one World Junior Championship (1995), three World Championships (1997, 2001 and 2008) and one World Cup (2004).
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