Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, October 9, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 9, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, September 2, 2004. Traded to NY Rangers by Phoenix for Jeff Taffe, January 24, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Kuopio (Finland), July 18, 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