Claimed by Atlanta from Montreal in Expansion Draft, June 25, 1999. Traded to Colorado by Atlanta for Frederic Cassivi, January 24, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 5, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Oklahoma City (AHL), January 21, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, March 13, 2013. Missed majority of 2012-13 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Lake Erie (AHL), December 6, 2013.
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