Scored 31 points (15g/16a) in 82 games during his first season with the Islanders...Was one of three Islanders to appear in every game (Nelson, Tavares)...Led the team with three shorthanded goals and four shorthanded points...Had five multi-point games...The Islanders were 18-5-1 when he scored a point...Recorded his 200th NHL point on Oct. 25 vs. Dallas...Had three points (2g/1a), including his third SHG of the season on Jan. 19 vs. Philadelphia...Appeared in his 500th NHL game on Apr. 4 vs. Buffalo...Scored his first career playoff goal on Apr. 25 vs. Washington.
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