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Adam Larsson | Defenseman | #6

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/12/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (4) / NJ
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Adam Larsson has three points in his last four games.
That's a deviation from the norm for Larsson in 2016-17 as he has two goals and nine points through 45 games. There was a time when Larsson was seen as a defenseman with a significant amount of offensive upside, but that never materialized in New Jersey and it seems the move to Edmonton hasn't changed that. Jan 17 - 4:33 AM

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Adam Larsson will be scratched against the Flames on Saturday.

Over 44 games with the Oilers this season Larsson has had a nice go. He's posted eight points along with 28 PIMs, 76 hits , and 130 hits. That's certainly not the production worthy of Taylor Hall, but it's much better than some of the guys Edmonton had been fielding his tenure.
Jan 14 - 2:01 PM

Adam Larsson will make his return to Prudential Center Saturday night when the Oilers visit the New Jersey Devils.

Larsson was traded for Taylor Hall last summer and Edmonton likes the way he has fit in with the team. "He can play 25 minutes a night quite comfortably, and he has a lot of experience for a young defenseman," said coach Todd McLellan. "He defends first, he's positionally sound, solid stick, but the physicality part of it is something that was underestimated by me. I didn't think he would be as aggressive as he's been. That's been a welcome addition to our back end." Larsson has also posted six points in 40 games this season for his new club.
Jan 7 - 10:47 AM

Adam Larsson loves playing against the Arizona Coyotes as he has six points in six games.

Larsson has just 68 points in 290 games against every other NHL team and the two teams meet tonight so if you are looking for an inexpensive defenseman in DFS, Larsson is worth a play.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 08:00:00 AM

Adam Larsson scored his second goal of the season Friday in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Arizona Coyotes.

He gave the Oilers a 2-0 lead, but the Coyotes fought back for the victory. Larsson has one goal and one assist in his last two games and five points in 22 matches overall.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 11:21:00 AM

Adam Larsson has a goal and three points in 16 games this season.

There was some speculation that Larsson might step up offensively by moving from the New Jersey Devils to Edmonton Oilers, but so far that hasn't materialized. He has been logging 20:20 minutes per game though and has 45 hits and 28 blocks this season.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 10:34:00 AM

Adam Larsson had a maintenance day off Saturday.

That was his second in three days but coach Todd McLellan said that there was nothing wrong with the blueliner, just that he has been playing plenty of minutes. The Oilers did give up Taylor Hall to get Larsson and while his offensive skills have not been up to what many thought they would be when he was drafted fourth overall in 2011, he is a very solid defenseman who should get 25-30 points this season.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 06:45:00 AM

Adam Larsson registered an assist in Edmonton's 7-4 win against Calgary Wednesday night.

It was Larsson's debut after being involved in the Taylor Hall trade. Despite his potential, Larsson was never a major offensive contributor in New Jersey, but it will be interesting to see if that changes with the Oilers. He did log 1:41 minutes of power-play ice time in the opener.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 10:53:00 AM

Oilers forward Mark Letestu believes his team is better after the Adam Larsson for Taylor Hall trade.

"I got over it in two days…guys come and go," said Letestu. "I know there’s a certain attachment fans have with Taylor…he was the light, part of the players who were going to take us to the playoffs. But for me, I think we got better. He’s steady…he doesn’t play a flashy game. You don’t see him on the highlights and maybe that’s why there’s so much angst (with fans). But he fits what we’re trying to do more and that’s keep the puck out of our net more and it sounds like there’s more offence to him and he’ll probably get that opportunity here. We needed help on the back-end and had to pay a high price for that." Many fans in Edmonton and around the league believe the Oilers got the worst of this trade, but more than a few current Oilers have come out and defended the trade. From a fantasy perspective, there's no comparing Hall and Larsson (they play different positions anyway).
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 12:26:00 PM

Devils goalie Cory Schneider knows it won't be easy for his team to replace Adam Larsson.

"It's hard to replicate that, you don't find players like that very easily. That's why Edmonton had to give up such a good player to get him, because they're hard to come by," Schneider said of Larsson. "It will definitely create a hole for us, but we're hoping that there's some guys here that can fill that void and have a chance to step up." The Devils shipped Larsson to Edmonton for Taylor Hall last June.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 09:57:00 AM

Adam Larsson is hoping to develop the offensive side of his game as a member of the Oilers.

"I think I can take an even bigger step," Larsson said. "There was a lot of focus on defense and penalty kill last year and the next step is to be more offensive, and hopefully, get more power-play time." He expects to take on more responsibilities as a member of Edmonton's defense corps, so his production should increase. Larsson is worth keeping an eye on as a two-way blueliner, but you shouldn't expect him to post 40 or 50 points.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 05:20:00 PM

Adam Larsson is excited to be a member of the Edmonton Oilers.

Prior to coming to New Jersey, Larsson was seen as a blueliner that had a lot of offensive potential. The Devils pushed Larsson into being more of a defensive-minded defenseman and while that's helped his game, he's hoping to grow offensively now that he's in Edmonton. "I feel I’m a good fit for that team," Larsson said of the Oilers.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 09:02:00 AM

Adam Larsson has been dealt to the Edmonton Oilers for Taylor Hall.

In 82 games last season, Larsson recorded three goals and 18 points, which was down from his personal best of 24 over 64 contests in 2014-15. Larsson was the fourth overall pick in 2011 and he hasn't developed his two-way game the way New Jersey hoped he would.
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 03:55:00 PM

Adam Larsson (illness) will play Tuesday night.

He didn't skate in Monday's practice because of an illness, but he is ready to play against Pittsburgh.
Tue, Jan 26, 2016 12:38:00 PM

Adam Larsson missed Monday's practice due to an illness.

The hope is that Larsson will still be able to play on Tuesday, but we'll have to wait and see. He has two goals and 13 points in 49 contests in 2015-16.
Tue, Jan 26, 2016 08:50:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Connor McDavid
2Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
3Drake Caggiula
4Anton Lander
5Mark Letestu
LW1Milan Lucic
2Patrick Maroon
3Benoit Pouliot
4Matt Hendricks
5Anton Slepyshev
6Jujhar Khaira
RW1Leon Draisaitl
2Jordan Eberle
3Zack Kassian
4Tyler Pitlick
5Iiro Pakarinen
D1Andrej Sekera
2Oscar Klefbom
3Adam Larsson
4Kris Russell
5Darnell Nurse
6Matthew Benning
7Brandon Davidson
8Eric Gryba
G1Cam Talbot
2Laurent Brossoit