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Oliver Ekman-Larsson  #23

Arizona Coyotes  Defenseman
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: July 17, 1991  (AGE 23)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Karlskrona, Sweden
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: PHX / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (6th overall)    Prospect Bio
2014-15: Collected 2-1-3 vs. SJS, Apr. 4 Posted 1-1-2 at BUF, Mar. 26 Collected 2 assists at DET, Mar. 24 Scored his 20th goal of season vs. VAN, Mar. 22 Scored 2 goals vs. COL, Mar. 19 Tallied an assist vs. NSH, Mar. 9 Had an assist vs. VAN, Mar. 5 Earned an assist at NYR, Feb. 26 Scored a goal at COL, Feb. 16 Had an assist vs. NYR, Feb. 14 Collected 2 assists at CHI, Feb. 9 Scored a goal vs. DET, Feb. 7 Scored a goal at CBJ, Feb. 3 Scored a goal at MTL, Feb. 1 Scored a goal at TOR, Jan. 29. 2013-14: Established career highs in goals (15), assists (29), points (44), PPGs (8), GWGs (6) and PIM (50) in 80 games Ranked 5th among NHL defensemen in goals and 14th in points Was tied for 1st among NHL defensemen in GWGs and tied for 3rd in PPGs. NOTES: Signed a six-year contract with the Coyotes on Mar. 17, 2013 Won a silver medal with Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia Represented the Coyotes at the 2015 NHL All-Star Game...Named an alternate captain.
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I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.

— Martin St. Louis after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Thursday