Signed as a free agent by San Jose, October 3, 2001. Traded to Calgary by San Jose for Calgary's 5th round choice (later traded to Florida Florida selected Bret Nasby) in 2004 Entry Draft, January 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Krefeld (Germany), August 25, 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