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Oliver Ekman-Larsson  #23

Phoenix Coyotes  Defenseman
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: July 17, 1991  (AGE 22)
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.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery