Traded to Carolina by Florida with Bret Hedican and Kevyn Adams for Sandis Ozolinsh and Byron Ritchie, January 16, 2002. Traded to Anaheim by Carolina with Carolina's 3rd round choice (Kyle Klubertanz) in 2004 Entry Draft for Martin Gerber, June 18, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, August 19, 2005. Traded to NY Islanders by Ottawa for Matt Koalska, January 5, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Trinec (CzRep), May 1, 2007.
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