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23 Oliver Ekman-Larsson D
Height/Weight: 6-2/193 | Birthdate: 7/17/1991 | Birthplace: Karlskrona, Sweden | Team: Arizona Coyotes | College: None | NHL Experience: 4 | Salary: $900,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/91 | Average Draft Position: 53.70
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1/19/2015

Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, ARI

Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson Scores In Loss

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored his 12th goal of the season Sunday in a shootout loss to the Jets. He took five shots and added a hit in the contest.
Analysis: While OEL's season overall can be considered a disappointment with just 21 points and a minus-14 rating, he is tied for the lead in goals among defensemen. With the Coyotes' season effectively lost there could be changes coming in the desert, but Oliver Ekman-Larsson should be one of the building blocks they keep.

1/11/2015

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson Named To All-Star Team

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson will represent the Coyotes at the 2015 All-Star Game in Columbus.
Analysis: OEL is arguably having a poorer season than last year overall, but he leads NHL defensemen in goals with 11 and, other than perhaps Keith Yandle, there isn't anyone else on the Coyotes who should be there ahead of him.

1/9/2015

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Offense Picking Up For Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson registered a goal on his four shot attempts in Thursday's win over the Jets. He also doled out five hits defensively.
Analysis: The goal was OEL's 11th of the season and eighth on the power play, both of which lead all NHL defensemen. His minus-12 rating remains something of an anchor, but it's one that fantasy owners can cope with due to the immense point production he provides.

1/9/2015

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson Scores In Win

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a power-play goal Thursday in a win over the Jets. He was plus-1, with two PIM, four shots, five hits, and two blocks in a solid all around effort.
Analysis: OEL now has 11 goals on the season with six of his last seven points coming via bulging the twine. His 19 points on the season have him just behind last year's pace and, while his minus-12 rating is disappointing, he has recovered from a slow start to the year. He has seen points in his last 11 games.

1/4/2015

Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, ARI Coyotes' OEL A Terror In Victory

Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' OEL A Terror In Victory

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson made his presence known on both ends of the ice in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Blue Jackets, tallying a power-play goal and assist while laying five hits.
Analysis: OEL has been a drain the plus/minus category of late, but the Coyotes' improved play of late has allowed him to make progress in that regard, as he's now at an awful, yet more palatable minus-12 for the season. Even if he doesn't notice much dramatic improvement in that category from here on, he'll be forgiven if he can continue to score at a lofty rate. He's been doing just that of late, tallying six goals in December and opening January on an equally high note.

12/23/2014

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson Scores In Loss

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the Coyotes' lone goal, his eighth goal of the season, on the power play Monday in a blowout loss to the Canucks. He was minus-1, with two PIM, four shots, and a hit in the loss.
Analysis: Oliver Ekman-Larsson doesn't have the overall point total (16 points in 33 games) some were expecting at this point in the season, but his eight goals rank tied for fifth among defensemen and he has a healthy nine points on the power play. He remains one of the top young defensemen in the NHL.

12/16/2014

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Arizona's Ekman-Larsson Scores Last-Second Winner

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a goal with 0.3 seconds left in overtime Tuesday, delivering a 2-1 win over the Oilers.
Analysis: Well, that's about as clutch as they get. Oliver Ekman-Larsson fired off an impressive eight shots in this one and has three points in the last two games, but is still sitting on a relatively modest 15 points in 31 games to go with a minus-12 rating for the season, so he's been well short of the elite status we expected after last season's 15-goal, 44-point bust-out.

12/13/2014

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Yotes' Ekman-Larsson: Goal And Assist Saturday

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's loss to the Wild.
Analysis: He's off his pace from last season, but that's not much of a surprise given the Yotes' struggles this season. This is a great opportunity for dynasty owners to try to secure him in a trade. His owner might be a bit frustrated and you'll get a consistent (future) 50-plus point player. It's work asking. You never know what you might get.

12/3/2014

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson Scores In Loss

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored Tuesday in a loss to the Flames. He took five shots and blocked three shots.
Analysis: Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored for the second consecutive night bringing his total for the season to five goals. These games could be a sign that he is turning his season around offensively. He is still logging tons of ice time (sixth in the league at 26:01) and taking a boat load of shots, which bode well for a good finish to the rest of the year.

12/3/2014

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson Scores In Win

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored his fourth goal of the season on the power play Monday in a win over Edmonton. He was plus-2 and took four shots.
Analysis: Oliver Ekman-Larsson has had a tough season, especially in the plus/minus column, but his scoring pace is also below his performance last year. He has been getting lots of pucks on net (on pace for 250 shots), so more goals (and offence) may be coming.

11/3/2014

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson Grabs Assist

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson grabbed an assist on a power-play goal Sunday in a win over the Capitals. He took four shots and was minus-2 in more than 30 minutes of ice time.
Analysis: Oliver Ekman-Larsson is having a season reminiscent of his teammate Keith Yandle with eight points and a minus-13 rating in 11 games. The plus/minus masks that he is logging more than 25 minutes per game (seventh in the NHL) and driving offensive play for the Coyotes. He should approach even as the season boas on, while the boost in scoring should be for real.

10/31/2014

Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, ARI

Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' OEL Gets Assist Thursday

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson was credited with an assist on the Coyotes' lone goal in Thursday's loss to the Panthers.
Analysis: Oliver Ekman-Larsson's seven points and 35 shot attempts in nine games rank among the top of the heap among defensemen, but his NHL-worst minus-11 rating has been a huge handicap on his productivity. While not contenders by any means, the Coyotes probably have enough talent on their roster to finish outside of the league's cellar, which should allow Ekman-Larsson to improve on that plus/minus as the Coyotes face easier competition. He could get some immediate relief in Arizona's next game Saturday against Carolina, the league's only winless team.

10/26/2014

Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, ARI

Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson Thriving In Overtime

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored his second overtime-winning goal of the season in Saturday's win over the Panthers.
Analysis: Just another day at the office for the 23-year-old stud, who has scored both of his game-winning goals on the power play. Through seven games, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has tallied two goals and five points, while logging a whopping 26:00 of ice time. The only negative being the fact he currently sports a minus-7 rating on the year. He's money on offense, however, delivering in clutch fashion this season.

10/12/2014

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' Ekman-Larson Is Overtime Hero

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the game-winning goal on an overtime power play in Saturday's win over the Kings.
Analysis: It was a thing of beauty from Oliver Ekman-Larsson, who walked in from the point and put a perfectly placed wrist shot past Jonathan Quick. Ekman-Larsson, who finished with a game-high eigh shots on goal, has now recorded a point in each of the Coyotes' two games thus far. After scoring 15 goals and 44 points as a 22-year-old last season, the sky is the limit for this elite defenseman.

9/28/2014

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson Seeing Duty With Yandle

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson has been playing on a defensive pairing with Keith Yandle the last few days of training camp, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Though a left-handed shooter, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has been playing on the right side of the pairing as the Coyotes entertain the idea of uniting their top minute men. Because both Ekman-Larsson and Yandle profile as offensive-leaning defenseman, arranging the two together could result in some hairiness on the back end, but the duo might offset that with the boost they'd give to the team's attack. Moreover, pairing up the duo would allow them to sync up on the power play, bolstering that unit even further. The arrangement strictly remains in trial mode right now, but if it ends up materializing during the regular season, Ekman-Larsson could notice a surge in his scoring opportunities.

4/9/2014

Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, ARI

Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson Scores In Loss

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored his 15th goal Tuesday in a loss to Columbus. He had two shots, a blocked shot and three hits in more than 27 minutes of ice time.
Analysis: Oliver Ekman-Larsson is having a strong campaign, with career highs in nearly every category. His 44 points are good for 12th among NHL defensemen.

4/5/2014

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' Ekman-Larson Tallies Goal, Assist Friday

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored his 14th goal of the season and assisted on another but the Coyotes lost 3-2 in a shootout against the Oilers on Friday.
Analysis: Oliver Ekman-Larsson put the Coyotes on the board in the second period and now has three points in his last four games. The defenseman now has 43 points in 76 games this season and has been a nice addition to fantasy lineups this year.

3/30/2014

Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, ARI

Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson Picks Up Assist In Loss

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson picked up an assist on the Coyotes' lone goal Saturday in a loss to the Wild. He was minus-2 on the night.
Analysis: It was a power play goal giving OEL 21 points with the man advantage this season. With 41 points thus far, he continues to add to a career-high with a handful of games left.

3/24/2014

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson Scores Again

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored his 13th goal of the year on a first-period power play in Monday's overtime loss to the Rangers.
Analysis: The game's opening tally, unfortunately for the young defender, wouldn't hold up as the Rangers staged a pair of comebacks. Oliver Ekman-Larsson took a hard hit in the third period, and though he remained in the game, it looked like he was a step slower than usual the rest of the way. We won't call him injured, but it bears monitoring.

3/23/2014

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Ekman-Larsson Scores In Phoenix's Loss

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson earned first-star honors Saturday with a highlight-reel power-play goal against Boston. He delivered seven hits in the game, which ended in a 4-2 victory for the Bruins.
Analysis: We hope you grabbed the 22-year-old blueliner in your draft. We also hope you can hold him for years to come, as he looks like a future star.

3/21/2014

Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, ARI

Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson Picks Up Assist In Win

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson assisted on Radim Vrbata's power-play goal Thursday in a win over Florida. He was minus-1 with two shots and three hits on the night.
Analysis: Oliver Ekman-Larsson continues an excellent season in which he will almost certainly cross the 40-point barrier for the first time in his career. It's easy to forget that he's just 22 years old when he already skates nearly 26 minutes per game while putting up points both at even strength and on the power play (18 points on the man advantage). He's a stud, plain and simple.

3/18/2014

Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, ARI

Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson Picks Up Assist In Win

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson had an assist on a power-play goal Monday in a 4-3 win over the Kings. He added two shots and three hits.
Analysis: Oliver Ekman-Larsson has been very good since the Olympic break picking up eight points in 11 games. Of his 37 points on the season, 17 have come on the power play, adding significant value in leagues that count man-advantage points.

3/14/2014

Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, ARI

Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson Picks Up Assist In Win

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson picked up an assist on the Coyotes' lone goal Thursday in a 2-1 loss to the Bruins. He had one shot and two hits in 29:00 of ice time.
Analysis: He has points in consecutive games and seems to be raising his level of play as the 'Yotes try to reach the playoffs. Roll him with confidence.

3/12/2014

Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, ARI

Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson Scores In Win

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored his eleventh goal of the season and was plus-1 Tuesday in a win over the Panthers. He added two shots, two blocks, and three hits on the night.
Analysis: Oliver Ekman-Larsson ranks among the top 20 defensemen this year with 35 points and he has six points in eight games since the leagues resumed play after the Olympic break. He carries a huge load for the Coyotes, playing nearly 26 minutes a night (seventh in the NHL), and should be in your lineup every day.

3/6/2014

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Ekman-Larsson Notches Two Points For Phoenix

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.
Analysis: Though he'd gone without a point over his last two games, OEL still has five points in five contests since the Olympic break. He's also collected eight PIM in that span, and if your league counts hits, you can't complain about the 10 of those he's collected, too.