Missed majority of 2001-02 due to jaw injury vs. NY Rangers, November 3, 2001. Traded to Ottawa by Florida for Simon Lajeunesse, March 4, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 2, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Houston (AHL), February 19, 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