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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 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

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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

Oliver Ekman-Larsson led all skaters in ice time, logging 26:19 as the Arizona Coyotes fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets 1-0 on Saturday night.

Ekman-Larsson has six goals and 12 assists for 18 points in 32 games so far this season as trade rumours continue to swirl around the Coyotes' top defenseman. Columbus' Josh Anderson scored 30 seconds into the game, sending the Coyotes to their second straight loss.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 09:59:00 PM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.

His point streak has now hit five games (he has six points during that stretch). Ekman-Larsson got the Coyotes on the board 21 seconds into the third period. He finished the game with a minus-1 rating, two shots on goal and two hits in 24:29 of ice time. Ekman-Larsson has five goals, 17 points and a minus-18 rating in 26 games.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 12:10:00 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson registered an assist in the Coyotes' 3-1 loss to San Jose Wednesday night.

Ekman-Larsson extended his point streak to three games. He has three goals and 15 points in 24 contests in 2017-18. That puts him into a tie for 15th place in the blueliner scoring race.
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 05:31:00 AM

Expect to see more points in the future from Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

Ekman-Larsson has been a slow starter during his NHL career and while he saw a three game points streak snap on Saturday, he still has two goals and 11 points in nine games. "I’m always a slow starter for a little bit," Ekman-Larsson said. "I’ve been like that for eight years now. I’m used to it, but at the same time it’s getting used to the system that’s new this year. I’m feeling pretty good, actually. But obviously I need to be better."
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 06:28:00 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson registered an assist in a 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.

Ekman-Larsson assisted on the Coyotes' lone goal on Tuesday evening, Tobias Rieder's third period goal. It wasn't enough as the Penguins scored thrice against Arizona. Ekman-Larsson has 10 points in 17 games this season.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 10:31:00 PM

There have been no trade discussions involving Oliver Ekman-Larsson, per Coyotes GM John Chayka.

Chayka was rejecting the trade rumors that have come up regarding Ekman-Larsson. Arizona is off to a terrible start, so trade rumors are a natural consequence of that, but it still doesn't mean that the star blueliner will be traded. He's got a season left on his contract after this one, so there is no urgency to move him even if Arizona doesn't end up competing for a playoff spot in 2017-18.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 04:18:00 PM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson is OK to play Monday night at Philadelphia.

Ekman-Larsson passed his concussion tests after he left Saturday's game late in the third period against New Jersey. OEL has registered six points in 11 games this season.
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 02:29:00 PM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson left Saturday's game late in the third period after taking a hit from Blake Coleman.

Ekman-Larsson went through concussion protocol and although coach Rick Tocchet said after the game he thought OEL was fine, we will take a wait-and-see approach. Ekman-Larsson has a goal and six points in 11 games with a horrid minus-12 rating.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 08:00:00 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson potted his first goal of the season Saturday.

It came in a 6-2 loss to Boston as the Coyotes are winless in their first five games at 0-4-1. Ekman-Larsson had 12 goals last season after a couple of back-to-back 20 goal seasons but look for the Swede to return to near the top of defensemen goals as he played most of last season with a broken thumb. His goal was on the power play.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 07:22:00 AM

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