Traded to Washington by Buffalo with Buffalo's 1st round choice (later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Nicholas Petrecki) in 2007 Entry Draft for Dainius Zubrus and Timo Helbling, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 3, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Mytischi (KHL), September 7, 2009.
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