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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's point streak is now at five games.
Ekman-Larsson collected an assist in a 5-3 win over Los Angeles Thursday night. He has 10 goals and 33 points in 56 contests in 2016-17. Feb 17 - 4:16 AM

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson is riding a four-game point streak.

Ekman-Larsson picked up an assist in a 5-2 loss to Edmonton on Tuesday. That gives him 10 goals and 32 points in 55 games this season.
Feb 15 - 4:36 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson has four assists in his last three games.

That brings Ekman-Larsson up to 10 goals and 31 points in 54 contests in 2016-17. He might not match his 2015-16 total of 55 points, but this will almost certainly be his fourth consecutive season of at least 40 points.
Feb 14 - 5:06 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson found the back of the net in a 4-3 loss to Chicago last night.

With that Ekman-Larsson has reached the 10-goal milestone for the fourth straight season. He has a 10.2 shooting percentage this season, which is higher than he's maintained for any season so far, but he's averaging just 1.96 shots per game, compared to 3.04 shots in 2015-16.
Feb 3 - 8:12 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson is sitting at a career-worst minus-19 rating.

Ekman-Larsson has also been a tad cold offensively lately with a goal and an assist in his last six games. Coyotes coach Dave Tippett feels Ekman-Larsson is stabilizing, but he did admit that there have been issues this season. "Well, he’s been up and down this year. You guys have talked about it for a while now," Tippett said. "That’s the reality of it. He’s been up and down a little bit. I look at it this way – could he play better? Sure, he could play better. He knows he can play better. But on the other side, when you look at the hard minutes he takes ... there’s room for improvement, but it’s not out of a lack of trying."
Jan 25 - 4:34 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

The goal was the positive aspect of his net, but unfortunately for fantasy owners, he also finished with a minus-5 rating (you read that correctly). Ekman-Larsson's power play goal gave the Coyotes a 2-1 lead at the time, but the Jets answered with five straight goals in the second and third period. The 25-year-old now has nine goals, 15 assists and a minus-19 rating in 44 games.
Jan 18 - 10:31 PM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson picked up three assists in a 4-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday.

Ekman-Larsson picked up two of his assists two goals scored by Brendan Perlini and then another on Peter Holland's first goal as a Coyote. Ekman-Larsson is now on pace for 46 points in 82 games this season, which would put him slightly above his career pace but below his career high of 0.73 points-per-game set last season. He's probably one of the more underrated NHL defensemen and a very valuable fantasy player considering how much of a threat he is to score on the power play.
Jan 14 - 12:33 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a goal on the power-play in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

Ekman-Larsson's goal came from a mad scramble in front of Gibson which resulted from a shot by Anthony Duclair. It's Ekman-Larsson's 8th goal of the year, and 5th power-play marker. His 0.51 points-per-game this season fall perfectly in line with his career average of 0.50 points-per-game, proving that his 55 point-season last year was more of an outlier. Regardless, he is still one of the most underrated defensemen in the NHL and a great fantasy contributor due to the number of goals and power-play goals he scores.
Jan 7 - 1:44 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored one goal and had an assist in the 3-2 loss of the Arizona Coyotes to the Edmonton Oilers Wednesday night.

Ekman-Larsson earned his 10th assist of the season on Martin Hanzal’s second period goal and found the back of the net on his own with five seconds remaining in regulation to pull the Coyotes to within one. In the closing minutes of play, he also instigated a fight at the other end of the ice behind an empty net in a bid to pump some adrenalin into the team. This snapped a two-game streak in which he failed to score a point.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 12:31:00 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a goal in Arizona's 3-2 shootout win over Toronto.

Ekman-Larsson has six goals and 15 points in 30 games this season. If he reaches the 40-point mark in 2016-17 then he'll be doing so far the fourth consecutive campaign.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 10:45:00 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson had an assist in the Coyotes' 4-1 loss on Monday.

Ekman-Larsson is on a three-game point streak. He has five goals and 13 points in 24 contests in 2016-17.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 10:06:00 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson (upper body) will be available to play on Thursday.

Ekman-Larsson was questionable from the contest after he left Tuesday's game with a bruise, likely on his hand. He has five goals and 10 points in 21 contests this season.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 04:02:00 PM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson's upper-body injury was described as "a little bruise" by Coyotes GM John Chayka.

Ekman-Larsson was seen after Tuesday's contest with his hand wrapped, so presumably that's the location of his injury. He's considered day-to-day and might be available on Thursday.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 10:49:00 AM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson (upper body) is reportedly a possibility for Thursday night.

He sustained an upper-body injury on Tuesday night and was checked out by the medical staff on Wednesday. The Coyotes will see where Ekman-Larsson is at in the morning.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 05:33:00 PM

Oliver Ekman-Larsson (upper body) is visiting with the medical staff on Wednesday.

The Coyotes expect to have a better understanding of the defenseman's status by Thursday. Coach Dave Tippett doesn't think Ekman-Larsson's upper-body injury is serious, which is encouraging.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 02:41:00 PM

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2Jamie McGinn
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6Brendan Perlini
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RW1Radim Vrbata
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