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Oliver Ekman-Larsson | Defenseman | #23

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/17/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (6) / ARI
Contract: view contract details

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson has reached the 40-point milestone.
Ekman-Larsson got there by registering an assist on Wednesday. This is the fourth time in his career that he's reached the 40-point mark. His career-high was 55 points set in 2015-2016. Mar 29 - 10:26 AM

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the 100th goal of his NHL career Monday.

Ekman-Larsson got the winner for his 100th and then scored into the empty net for his 101st. He has been an offensive force of late with five goals and 13 points in his last 15 games. He has 13 goals and 38 points this season.
Mar 20 - 7:39 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a pair of goals in Monday's 5-2 victory against the Flames.

OEL picked up an even-strength marker with 3:51 remaining in regulation, and he followed up an empty-net tally just 2:04 later to give netminder Antti Raanta a little bit of insurance. Ekman-Larsson is on an extended hot streak, posting five goals and eight assists across the past 15 games. After the distraction of the NHL trade deadline passed, it's been clear sailing for Ekman-Larsson and his fantasy owners.
Mar 20 - 1:13 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored his second goal in three games Thursday, in a 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Ekman-Larsson gave his team the lead after 40 minutes with his 11th of the season. The defenseman now has 11 points in his last 13 games for the Coyotes. The only other Coyote to score on Thursday night was Christian Dvorak. The Swedish defenseman now has 11 goals and 36 points in 70 games this season.
Mar 16 - 1:02 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson had the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks.

Derek Stepan put the puck on a tee for Ekman-Larsson who blasted it in behind Jacob Markstrom. After a slow start to the year, Ekman-Larsson has picked up 10 points in his last 11 games. He now has 10 goals and 35 points in 68 games this season.
Mar 11 - 11:44 PM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson has been fined $5,000 for slashing Colorado's Sven Andrighetto.

The incident occurred in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Avalanche. Ekman-Larsson received two minutes for slashing and two minutes for cross-checking Andrighetto on the same play late in the third period.
Mar 11 - 10:23 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson picked up an assist in Monday's 4-3 overtime victory at Edmonton.

OEL is on a three-game point streak, posting a goal with two assists and a plus-3 rating. He also has logged a goal with seven assists over the past eight outings for an extended stretch skating a point-per-game clip. He'll try to push the point streak to four games when the Coyotes skate with the Canucks on Wednesday. He is scoreless with a minus-2 rating in his one previous game with Vancouver this season.
Mar 6 - 1:18 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored his ninth goal of the season in a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.

Ekman-Larsson also posted a plus-1 rating to go with one shot on goal in 21:13 of ice time. He has seven points in his last seven games. OEL scored Arizona's first of the night 15 minutes after Ottawa's lone goal of the night. Jordan Martinook scored the game-winning goal in the second period. Ekman-Larsson now has eight goals and 32 points in 64 games this season.
Mar 3 - 11:03 PM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson is on a three-game point streak.

Ekman-Larsson extended that streak by registering an assist on Thursday. He has eight goals and 30 points in 60 contests. This is the fifth consecutive campaign where he's reached the 30-point milestone.
Feb 23 - 4:09 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson recorded an assist in Arizona's 3-2 overtime win against the Islanders Monday night.

Ekman-Larsson has now gotten a point in four of his last five games. He's up to eight goals and 23 points in 49 contests this season.
Jan 23 - 9:40 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson found the back of the net in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Nashville Predators.

Ekman-Larsson's goal with 12 seconds remaining in the second frame tied the game at one. The 'Yotes then went up 2-1 when Brendan Perlini scored with less than seven minutes remaining in regulation, but the Preds eventually tied the game before winning it in a shootout. Ekman-Larsson finished the night with a plus-1 rating, one shot on goal and seven hits in 25:36 of ice time. The 26-year-old has eight goals, 22 points and a minus-38 rating in 47 games this season.
Jan 18 - 11:26 PM

The Coyotes are reportedly listening to offers for Oliver Ekman-Larsson, but not actively trying to trade him.

While Arizona obviously won't make the playoffs this season, Ekman-Larsson is signed through 2018-19, so there's no urgency on the Coyotes side to do anything with him. Plus, Ekman-Larsson is still just 26-years-old so he could be part of the Coyotes' long-term solution if he's open to re-signing. With that in mind, we don't expect him to be dealt unless a team is willing to make the Coyotes a major offer they feel they can't refuse. Ekman-Larsson has 20 points in 45 games while averaging 24:33 minutes this season, but he also has an ugly minus-40 rating playing for the dreadful Coyotes.
Jan 17 - 6:00 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored his seventh of the season Saturday.

It was a bittersweet night for the blueliner who was also a minus-three on the evening, raising his plus/minus to an NHL worst minus-40. It's like some of the temperatures in the East this past month. It was his first point in nine games. Ekman-Larsson has 20 points in 45 games but if you play plus/minus, overall he is a minus to your squad.
Jan 14 - 7:20 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson (illness) was able to play Tuesday night.

Ekman-Larsson missed Monday's practice due to the disease, but he was expected to be OK to play on Tuesday night. He registered an assist in 24:23 of ice time.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 02:52:00 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson didn't practice Monday because of an illness.

Coach Rick Tocchet called him "probable" to play Tuesday against the Florida Panthers. OEL has six goals and 18 points in 35 games this season, but he hasn't registered a point in his last eight outings.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 06:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derek Stepan
2Christian Dvorak
3Brad Richardson
4Laurent Dauphin
5Freddie Hamilton
6Dave Bolland
LW1Max Domi
2Brendan Perlini
3Jordan Martinook
4Zac Rinaldo
5Nick Cousins
RW1Clayton Keller
2Christian Fischer
3Richard Panik
4Josh Archibald
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Alex Goligoski
3Niklas Hjalmarsson
4Jason Demers
5Luke Schenn
6Jakob Chychrun
7Kyle Capobianco
8Kevin Connauton
G1Antti Raanta
2Darcy Kuemper
3Adin Hill