AJHL Scholastic Player of the Year (1998, 1999) WHL Rookie of the Year (2000) WHL East First All-Star Team (2001) WHL Goaltender of the Year (2001) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2001) Canadian Major Junior Goaltender of the Year (2001) NHL All-Rookie Team (2002)
Missed entire 2003-04 due to shoulder injury in training camp, September 2, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Victoria (ECHL), February 4, 2005. Officially announced retirement, September 25, 2005.
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