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Oliver Ekman-Larsson | Defenseman

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/17/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
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Oliver Ekman-Larsson picked up two assists during Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Red Wings.
Ekman-Larrson's big season continued as he also contributed four shots, three hits, a block, a takeaway in over 30 minutes of ice time. Which included over eight minutes spent on special teams. Ekman-Larsson now 18 assists and 38 points this season. Mar 25 - 2:28 AM

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored Arizona's only goal in their 3-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

Ekman-Larsson's first period goal tied the game at one. That scoreline held until the final five minutes of the third period when Vancouver scored twice. The 23-year-old now has 20 goals and 36 points in 73 games this season. He has been one of the few bright spots for Arizona this season. He becomes the first player in franchise history to reach the 20-goal mark since Phil Housley and Fredrik Olausson did so for the Winnipeg Jets in 1991-92.
Mar 22 - 10:50 PM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored twice, once on a remarkable double-tap in mid-air, in Thursday's 5-2 loss to Colorado.

You need to go find a highlight of Ekman-Larsson's second goal. Simply put, he batted the puck twice out of the air, putting it in the second time as he glided away from the play. He also led all skaters with nine shots, and added three hits, and a block over 25:50 of ice time. With the goals Ekman-Larsson still only ranks 25th among defensemen with 35 points, but he leads all blue liners with 19 goals.
Mar 20 - 1:20 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson took line rushes and is expected to play against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

Ekman-Larsson is having another stellar season through 68 games. He's collected 17 goals, 33 points, 34 PIMs, 62 blocks, and 135 hits from the blue line.
Mar 14 - 8:48 PM

There's a good chance that Oliver Ekman-Larsson (undisclosed) will play on Saturday.

Ekman-Larsson was smashed into the board by Joakim Nordstrom during Thursday's game. Nordstrom received a two-game suspension for his actions. Ekman-Larsson did go to the dressing room after absorbing the blow, but he was not seriously injured.
Mar 13 - 5:38 PM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson had an assist in Arizona's 2-1 overtime loss to Nashville.

Ekman-Larsson has 17 goals and 33 points in 67 contests. At the age of 23, he's already established himself as a key member of the Coyotes. His role and importance to the team has only grown after Arizona dealt Keith Yandle to the New York Rangers.
Mar 10 - 10:22 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored his 17th goal of the season on Monday night, good for tops among defensemen, but the Coyotes still fell 5-2 to the Avalanche.

After Kyle Chipchura and Lucas Lessio both had their shots blocked near the left slot, the puck bounced back to Ekman-Larsson who wasted no time sending the puck past Semyon Varlamov. The Swedish blue line phenom added four hits and two takeaways during his 20:47 of work as well. He now has 30 points on the season, good for 25th overall among defensemen.
Feb 17 - 1:14 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson was a minus-two on Friday.

The blueliner is now back to a minus-15 rating. He leads all defensemen in goals with 16 and while his 12 assists are not a lot, he is a nice fantasy asset. Look for much more next season, including a boost in the plus/minus.
Feb 14 - 7:34 AM

Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson assisted on both of Arizona's regulation goals Monday night before the Coyotes recorded a stunning 3-2 upset win over the Blackhawks in a shootout in Chicago.

Ekman-Larsson is one of the premier two-way defensemen in the NHL. He now has 12 assists with a usually inferior team. The Coyotes were surprisingly good on this night, against the mighty Blackhawks. Arizona captain Shane Doan and Antoine Vermette both notched their 12th goals of the season. Vermette also scored the shootout winner.
Feb 9 - 11:46 PM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson got a goal for the Coyotes in their 3-1 loss to the Red Wings on Saturday night.

OEL has been one of the few bright spots in a trying year for the Coyotes. His goal with 1:54 ruined Petr Mrazek’s shutout bid. Ekman-Larsson has three goals over his past five games, good for 16 goals and 26 points this season. David Moss and Keith Yandle got the helpers.
Feb 7 - 11:13 PM

Coyotes blueliner Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored another goal Tuesday as part of a 4-1 win over Columbus.

The talented rearguard has now found the back of the net in three of his last four contests, bringing his goal total to 15 for the year, most among NHL defensemen. Shane Doan also scored for the Coyotes in the win while Tobias Rieder and Lucas Lessio tallied as well.
Feb 3 - 10:43 PM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson found the back of the net in a 3-2 win against Montreal.

Ekman-Larsson has 14 goals and 24 points in 50 contests in 2014-15. That puts him just one marker shy of his career-high, which he established last season.
Feb 2 - 8:54 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson is second in shots on goal by a defenseman with 158.

Ekman-Larsson trails only Erik Karlsson of the Senators, the Coyotes opponents on Saturday as Karlsson has 179 this season. Ekman-Larsson has 13 goals to lead all blueliners and 23 points this season. Look for a big second half from Ekman-Larsson as he got off to a poor start this season, especially in plus-minus.
Jan 31 - 6:38 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson found the back of the net in a 3-1 win over Toronto.

Ekman-Larsson has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four contests. He has 13 goals and 23 points in 48 games this season.
Jan 30 - 10:35 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson's 13th goal of the season was unlike any he's scored in his career, a 150-foot shoot-in from center ice that found its way past Jonathan Bernier and sparked a Coyotes comeback.

The puck came to Ekman-Larsson off the third period faceoff with his team trailing 1-0. "I saw we had about 23 seconds left on the penalty kill, and when I got the puck, I just shot it down the ice," Ekman-Larsson said. "It's hard for the goalie to save it." The puck bounced in on Bernier and Arizona came all the way back to beat the reeling Leafs 3-1.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 30 - 12:07 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Martin Hanzal
2Kyle Chipchura
3Mark Arcobello
4Joe Vitale
5Craig Cunningham
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Tye McGinn
5Tobias Rieder
RW1Shane Doan
2Sam Gagner
3B.J. Crombeen
4David Moss
5Jordan Szwarz
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Michael Stone
3Connor Murphy
4John Moore
5Andrew Campbell
6Klas Dahlbeck
7Brandon Gormley
G1Mike Smith
2Louis Domingue