Signed as a free agent by Hartford (AHL), September 24, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, August 22, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 22, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, August 11, 2005. Traded to Columbus by Calgary for Cale Hulse, February 28, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Straubing (Germany), July 29, 2006.
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