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Oliver Ekman-Larsson | Defenseman | #23

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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 scored in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
He's now scored three goals in his last two games. Ekman-Larsson's goal at the 11:22 mark of the first period to give the Coyotes a lead. Arizona got goals from five different players, as Martin Hanzal, Jamie McGinn, Brad Richardson and Ryan White got goals. Ekman-Larsson has five goals in seven games this season. He's one of the top offensive defensemen in the league. He's a must-start in all standard fantasy leagues. Oct 27 - 10:59 PM

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored two goals in Arizona's 5-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils.

Ekman-Larsson went to work in the third period. He scored his goals just over six minutes apart and tied the game at three in the process. The 25-year-old already has four goals in six games this season. He's on pace to score 55 goals, but there's no way he'll hit that number. Ekman-Larsson is still a good bet to hit the 20-goal mark again.
Oct 25 - 10:39 PM

During a delayed penalty in overtime, Oliver Ekman-Larsson made no mistake about scoring the decisive 4-3 OT tally.

OEL scored the clincher for the Coyotes against the Flyers, but he did more than that, logging a beefy 31:46 TOI (easily besting Alex Goligoski's 24:57 TOI). The stupendous Swede currently has a two-season streak going in which he's scored at least 21 goals, a rare feat for a defenseman.
Oct 16 - 12:01 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson is anxious to get to work after returning from the World Cup of Hockey.

He was given some time off following the tournament. "I got bored the last two days just sitting at home," said Ekman-Larsson. The experience was good for him despite Sweden's semifinal exit and he'll be a key member of the Coyotes' back end in 2016-17.
Oct 1 - 12:27 PM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson is tied for second among NHL defensemen in goals this season with 21.

He is tied with Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames with that amount this season. Ekman-Larsson, unlike other years, has showed his value as a true top-tiered fantasy defenseman. He is having another incredible season as the 24 year-old has 20 goals and 55 points in 74 games for Arizona this season. The sky is the limit for the young defenseman. He is a must start in all fantasy leagues.
Apr 8 - 8:07 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored for the Coyotes in their 3-0 win against the Capitals on Saturday night.

He also had a plus-two rating and two shots on goal in 24:30. OEL has had a phenomenal season with 21 goals and 52 points in 70 games. It’s only a matter of time before he wins a Norris Trophy. Shane Doan and Brad Richardson got the other goals, while Max Domi had two assists and five partly minutes.
Apr 3 - 12:54 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson will play in Saturday's game against Washington.

Ekman-Larsson missed Thursday night's game against Dallas because of an illness. He's one of the top offensive blue liners in the NHL. The 24-year-old has 20 goals and 51 points in 70 games this season.
Apr 2 - 2:52 PM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson won't play in Thursday's game against Dallas because of an illness.

He's considered day-to-day. The 24-year-old has 20 goals and 51 points in 70 games this season. Adjust your fantasy lineup accordingly.
Mar 31 - 8:27 PM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson isn't on the ice for the pregame warmup.

It's unclear why he's not skating with his teammates, but it looks like he's going to miss tonight's game against Dallas for an undisclosed reason. We'll provide an update on his status as soon as the Coyotes make one available.
Mar 31 - 8:07 PM

A scoring change has given Oliver Ekman-Larsson the game-winning goal from Thursday's 3-1 win over Dallas.

That's Ekman-Larsson's eighth game-winning goal of the season, which is the most an NHL defenseman has ever gotten in a single campaign. "It was a great feeling for me, and it’s something I’m really proud of," Ekman-Larsson said. The goal had originally been credited to Martin Hanzal.
Mar 29 - 8:35 AM

GM Don Maloney said that he would not trade Oliver Ekman-Larsson for the first overall pick in the 2016 Draft.

The first pick is a no-brainer and it's Scottsdale native Auston Matthews, the local kid who should be a star in the NHL as he likely would have been selected over Jack Eichel last season if he hadn't missed the NHL birth deadline by two days. That's how much the Coyotes think of Ekman-Larsson who is one of the top-five defensemen (if not better than that) in the NHL. He has 20 goals and 51 points with 90 penalty minutes and is having a boffo fantasy season.
Mar 27 - 6:02 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson made his return to the Coyotes lineup for the first time in six games.

Ekman-Larsson grabbed a helper in Tuesday's 4-2 victory over the Oilers in Glendale. He also finished the game with a +3 rating and was on the ice for all four goals for the Coyotes. Ekman-Larsson is easily a top fantasy defenceman in the NHL and this is easily his best offensive season, scoring 19 goals helping him reach 50 points this season. Make sure he is starting in your lineup.
Mar 23 - 8:23 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson (shoulder) skated in the morning and said he is good to go Tuesday night against Edmonton.

He has been sidelined since Mar. 7 with a shoulder injury. Ekman-Larsson has amassed 19 goals and 49 points in 66 games this season. Get him back in your lineup.
Mar 22 - 2:22 PM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson (shoulder) is close to returning.

He might be held out of Tuesday's game though because, as Coyotes coach Dave Tippett put it, "we’re not going to put him in a bad position." Arizona isn't going to make the playoffs anyways, so it has no reason to push Ekman-Larsson to return before he's 100%.
Mar 22 - 8:48 AM

Per Coach Dave Tippett, Oliver Ekman-Larsson is "doubtful" for Sunday's match with San Jose.

Ekman-Larsson hasn't played since March 7th with his bruised shoulder though they've gone 3-3-0 in that time. He has 19 goals and 49 points in 66 contests this season.
Mar 20 - 3:18 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Martin Hanzal
2Brad Richardson
3Dylan Strome
4Laurent Dauphin
5Dave Bolland
LW1Max Domi
2Tobias Rieder
3Christian Dvorak
4Lawson Crouse
5Jordan Martinook
RW1Anthony Duclair
2Radim Vrbata
3Shane Doan
4Jamie McGinn
5Ryan White
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Alex Goligoski
3Michael Stone
4Jakob Chychrun
5Connor Murphy
6Luke Schenn
7Kevin Connauton
8Chris Pronger
G1Mike Smith
2Louis Domingue
3Justin Peters