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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%: 97/82 | Average Draft Position: 53.77
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

3/1/2014

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

OEL Active In Coyotes Loss

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson notched two assists in Phoenix's 4-2 loss to Colorado on Friday, giving him three points in two games since the Olympic break.
Analysis: OEL was banished from playing at times during the Olympic tournament but will have no such issues in Phoenix as one of the team's top offensive defenders. He has been streaky at times this season, but he will find his name on the scoresheet for Phoenix. Feel free to use him more than Sweden coach Par Marts did in Sochi.

2/28/2014

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson Scores In Loss

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson picked up his ninth goal of the season Thursday in a loss to the Jets. He put five shots on net and had four PIM.
Analysis: Oliver Ekman-Larsson was used surprisingly little by the Swedish team at the Olympics, but will look to have a strong finish to the season for the Coyotes. He played over 29 minutes Thursday and should continue to see all the ice time he can handle down the stretch.

2/12/2014

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' OEL Picks Up Two Assists As Swedes Win

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson notched two assists for the Swedish team in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Czech Republic in the Olympic opener for the two squads.
Analysis: Oliver Ekman-Larsson was credited with finding Erik Karlsson and Patrick Berglund on the two scores, allowing the Swedes to jump to an early lead. The defensive pairing of OEL and Karlsson offers as much firepower as any in the tournament and should play a pivotal role in the team's fortunes.

2/2/2014

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson Picks Up Assist In Win

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson picked up an assist and was plus-1 Saturday in a win over the Penguins.
Analysis: Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 29 points on the season with 13 of those points coming on the power play.

1/29/2014

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Ekman-Larsson's Two Goals Lead Coyotes To Win

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the first two goals of Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Kings, snapping a five-game point drought.
Analysis: Since a super-hot start to the year that had OEL's fantasy owners thinking they might have the next Erik Karlsson on their hands, things haven't gone nearly so well for the 22-year-old blueliner. Even with Tuesday's fine effort, he has just 17 points in his last 37 games -- a rate of production that falls far short of Oliver Ekman-Larsson's full potential.

1/23/2014

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Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson Seeing Lots Of Ice Time

News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson played more than 32 minutes Wednesday in a loss to Calgary. He did not register a point, was minus-1, took one shot and blocked one as well.
Analysis: Considering that the game did not require overtime this is a wild amount of ice time; more than five minutes more than his next closest teammate. The thing to note here is that OEL is going to have a long season, including playing in the Olympics for Sweden, and should be monitored for signs of fatigue or breaking down. If this becomes a regular thing, owners in redraft leagues might look to see what he could bring on the trade market.