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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Oliver Ekman-Larsson  #23

Arizona Coyotes  Defenseman
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: July 17, 1991  (AGE 24)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Karlskrona, Sweden
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: PHX / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (6th overall)    Prospect Bio
2014-15: Led the team in scoring with 23-20-43 in 82 games on his way to being named team MVP Only Coyote to play in all 82 games Tied Phil Housley s franchise record for goals by a defenseman in a season Led ARI and all NHL defenseman in goals, GWGs (7) and PPGs (10) Matched NHL record for GWGs in a season by a defenseman Established a NHL record for most goals in a season by a Swedish-born defenseman Led the team and ranked 2nd among NHL defenseman in shots (264 Led the team and ranked 10th among NHL defenseman in TOI/G (25:12). NOTES: Named an alternate captain in March of 2015 Represented the Coyotes at the 2015 NHL All-Star Game... Won a silver medal with Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia Signed a six-year contract with the Coyotes on Mar. 17, 2013.
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2015)
Quote of the Day

Yeah, it was a pretty special moment for me. Today was my Dad's [55th] birthday. I have a lot of family in town, so it was a special moment for me to score my first one today. A win definitely would have capped it off, but you can't have everything.

— Sabres rookie Jack Eichel after scoring a goal in his National Hockey League debut
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