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Oliver Ekman-Larsson
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Born 17 July 1991 (1991-07-17) (age 25)
Karlskrona, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Phoenix Coyotes
Leksands IF
National team Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
NHL Draft 6th overall, 2009
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2007–present

Oliver Ekman-Larsson (born Oliver Oscar Emanuel Ekman-Larsson on July 17, 1991 in Karlskrona, Sweden) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing careerEdit

Oliver was selected sixth overall by Phoenix in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. On May 24, 2010, it was announced that the Coyotes had signed Oliver to an entry-level contract.

In the season following his draft selection, Oliver produced the second most points among junior players in Allsvenska despite missing several games while competing in the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Oliver's first NHL point was an assist on a goal by Kyle Turris on October 23, 2010. He scored his first goal on January 17, 2011 against Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks.

For the duration of the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Oliver was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates on the last year of his entry level contract was.

International playEdit

Oliver represented Sweden at the 2010 World Junior Championships where he was the highest scoring defenceman on his team with 5 points in 6 games.

At the 2010 World Championships, Oliver played in nine games for the bronze medalists and was deemed to be Sweden's best player in the game against Norway.

Career statistics Edit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Tingsryds AIF Div.1 27 3 5 8 10
2008–09 Leksands IF Allsv 39 3 14 17 32
2009–10 Leksands IF Allsv 42 9 18 27 98
2010–11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 48 1 10 11 24
2010–11 San Antonio Rampage AHL 15 3 7 10 16
2011–12 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 13 19 32 32 16 1 3 4 8
2012–13 Portland Pirates AHL 20 7 14 21 28
2012–13 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 48 3 21 24 26
2013–14 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 80 15 29 44 50
2014–15 Arizona Coyotes NHL 82 23 20 43 40
NHL totals 340 55 99 154 172 16 1 3 4 8

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Sweden U18 5th 6 2 6 8 2
2010 Sweden WJC Template:Brca 6 2 3 5 12
2010 Sweden WC Template:Brca 9 1 2 3 2
2011 Sweden WC Template:Sica 7 1 3 4 2
2014 Sweden Oly Template:Sica 6 0 3 3 2
2015 Sweden WC 5th 8 2 10 12 6
Junior totals 12 4 9 13 14
Senior totals 30 4 18 22 12

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