Traded to Toronto by Atlanta with Garnet Exelby for Pavel Kubina and Tim Stapleton, July 1, 2009. Traded to Calgary by Toronto with Anton Stralman and Toronto's 7th round choice (Matt DeBlouw) in 2012 Entry Draft for Wayne Primeau and Calgary's 2nd round choice (later traded to Chicago Chicago selected Brandon Saad) in 2011 Entry Draft, July 27, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, August 26, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Iserlohn (Germany), September 18, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 25, 2013.
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