Rights traded to Anaheim by Toronto for Anaheim's 6th (Vadim Sozinov) and 7th (Markus Seikola) round choices in 2000 Entry Draft, June 25, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Djurgarden (Sweden), September 1, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Timra (Sweden), August, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Timra (Sweden), August 15, 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