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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Oliver Ekman-Larsson  #23

Arizona Coyotes  Defenseman
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: July 17, 1991  (AGE 23)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Karlskrona, Sweden
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: PHX / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (6th overall)    Prospect Bio
2013-14: Scored a goal at CBJ, Apr. 8…Posted 1-1-2 vs. EDM, Apr. 4…Scored a goal at NYR, Mar. 24…Scored a goal vs. BOS, Mar. 22..Had an assist at LAK, Mar. 17…Tallied an assist at BOS, Mar. 13…Scored a goal at FLA, Mar. 11…Recorded 1-1-2 and his 100th career point vs. MTL, Mar. 6…Had 2 assists at COL, Feb. 28…Scored a goal at WPG, Feb. 27…Notched an assist vs. PIT, Feb. 1…Scored 2 goals vs. LAK, Jan. 28…Skated in a career-high 34:57 of ice time at Van, Jan. 26…Earned an assist vs. VAN, Jan. 16.
2012-13: Collected 3-21-24 in 48 games to rank 5th on the team and 2nd among PHX defensemen in scoring…Led the team in assists (21), TOI/G (25:05) and shifts/game (28.7)…Posted a plus-5 rating and 26 PIM…Ranked 1st on the team in SH TOI/G (3:00) and PP TOI/G (3:40).
NOTES: Participated in the 2011 NHL All-Star Game skills competition in Carolina…Signed a six-year contract with the Coyotes on Mar. 17, 2013…Won silver medal with Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
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You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense