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Sweden Oliver Ekman Larsson

a.k.a. "OEL Ekman Larsson"
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# Player GP G A TP
1. Connor McDavid 82 64 89 153
2. Leon Draisaitl 80 52 76 128
3. David Pastrnak 82 61 52 113
4. Nikita Kucherov 82 30 83 113
5. Nathan MacKinnon 71 42 69 111
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
31
Height
6'2" / 187 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
201 lbs / 91 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
26/27
Cap Hit
$7,260,000 Powered by
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Highlights
1-time TV-Pucken Gold Medal 1
2-time World Championship Gold Medal 2
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
1-time Olympic Silver Medal 1
1-time U20 WJC Bronze Medal 1
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1
1-time TV-Pucken Best Defenseman (Lill-Strimmas Stipendium) 1
2-time World Championship All-Star Team 2

Ekman Larsson is a highly skilled defenseman blessed with excellent hockey sense and impressive skating ability. He moves very smoothly and has incredible mobility. Also, he is very skilled with the puck and a capable playmaker with the potential to put up a good amount of points. Very poised and cool with and without the puck and rarely gets caught off guard.

In his own end, he plays it fairly simple with good timing and positioning as well as impressive stick work. He plays the body at times, but not very frequently. Needs to become stronger and add more muscles, which would improve his defensive game even more.

Brother: Kevin Ekman Larsson
Father: Patrik Larsson
Maternal grandfather: Kenneth Ekman
Paternal uncles: Andreas Larsson, Tobias Larsson
Cousins: Zebastian Ilestedt, Fabian Ilestedt, Amanda Ilestedt (external link)

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2005-06 Tingsryds AIF J20 J20 Elit 1 0 0 0 2 - |
2006-07 Tingsryds AIF J18 J18 Elit 12 0 1 1 8 - |
Tingsryds AIF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 11 0 2 2 20 - |
Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 11 0 2 2 4 - |
2007-08 Tingsryds AIF J18 J18 Elit 6 1 1 2 20 - |
Tingsryds AIF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 6 1 2 3 37 - |
Tingsryds AIF J20 J20 Elit 7 2 4 6 16 - |
Tingsryds AIF Division 1 27 3 5 8 10 6 |
Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 10 6 2 8 10 - |
Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 3 1 1 2 6 - |
2008-09 Leksands IF HockeyAllsvenskan 39 3 14 17 32 44 | Kvalserien SHL 8 2 2 4 6 2
Sweden U18 WJC-18 6 2 6 8 2 3 |
Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 16 3 9 12 14 - |
Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 2 - |
2009-10 Leksands IF “A” HockeyAllsvenskan 42 9 18 27 98 19 | Kvalserien SHL 10 2 4 6 8 3
Sweden U20 WJC-20 6 2 3 5 12 5 |
Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 11 5 6 11 12 - |
Sweden WC 9 1 2 3 2 3 |
Sweden (all) International 13 2 3 5 4 6 |
2010-11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 48 1 10 11 24 3 |
San Antonio Rampage AHL 15 3 7 10 16 -3 |
Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 4 1 0 1 18 - |
Sweden WC 7 1 3 4 2 5 |
Sweden (all) International 7 1 3 4 2 3 |
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 13 19 32 32 0 | Playoffs 16 1 3 4 8 -3
2012-13 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 48 3 21 24 26 5 |
Portland Pirates “A” AHL 20 7 14 21 28 5 |
2013-14 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 80 15 29 44 50 -4 |
Sweden OG 6 0 3 3 2 4 |
Sweden (all) International 6 0 3 3 2 4 |
2014-15 Arizona Coyotes “A” NHL 82 23 20 43 40 -18 |
Sweden WC 8 2 10 12 6 4 |
Sweden (all) International 10 4 10 14 8 5 |
2015-16 Arizona Coyotes “A” NHL 75 21 34 55 96 -6 |
2016-17 Arizona Coyotes “A” NHL 79 12 27 39 48 -25 |
Sweden WCup 4 0 0 0 4 -1 |
Sweden WC 8 2 3 5 2 3 |
Sweden (all) International 15 2 6 8 4 3 |
2017-18 Arizona Coyotes “A” NHL 82 14 28 42 44 -28 |
Sweden “A” WC 10 2 5 7 4 10 |
Sweden (all) International 13 4 5 9 18 10 |
2018-19 Arizona Coyotes “C” NHL 81 14 30 44 52 -16 |
Sweden “C” WC 8 3 5 8 4 7 |
Sweden (all) International 11 3 5 8 14 8 |
2019-20 Arizona Coyotes “C” NHL 66 9 21 30 38 -3 | Playoffs 9 1 3 4 8 3
2020-21 Arizona Coyotes “C” NHL 46 3 21 24 32 -17 |
2021-22 Vancouver Canucks “A” NHL 79 5 24 29 52 5 |
Sweden “C” WC 6 0 2 2 4 1 |
Sweden (all) International 8 1 3 4 6 0 |
2022-23 Vancouver Canucks “A” NHL 54 2 20 22 22 -24 |
2023-24 Vancouver Canucks NHL - - - - - - |
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Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2007-08 Småland “A” TV-Pucken 8 4 3 7 12 - |
2008-09 Sweden U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial 4 1 1 2 4 4 |
2009-10 Sweden EHT 3 1 0 1 2 1 |
2014-15 Sweden EHT 2 1 0 1 2 1 |
2016-17 Sweden EHT 3 0 2 2 0 0 |
2017-18 Sweden EHT 3 2 0 2 14 -1 |
2018-19 Sweden EHT 3 0 0 0 8 1 |
2021-22 Sweden (EHT) EHT 2 1 1 2 2 -2 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
2023-02-15T21:00:00-0600 Vancouver Canucks vs New York Rangers
2023-02-13T21:00:00-0600 Vancouver Canucks vs Detroit Red Wings
2023-02-11T11:00:00-0600 Vancouver Canucks @ Detroit Red Wings
2023-02-09T18:30:00-0600 Vancouver Canucks @ New York Islanders
2023-02-08T19:00:00-0600 Vancouver Canucks @ New York Rangers
2023-02-06T18:30:00-0600 Vancouver Canucks @ New Jersey Devils
2023-01-27T21:00:00-0600 Vancouver Canucks vs Columbus Blue Jackets
2023-01-25T21:00:00-0600 Vancouver Canucks @ Seattle Kraken
2023-01-24T21:00:00-0600 Vancouver Canucks vs Chicago Blackhawks
2023-01-21T21:00:00-0600 Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 2 35 10 21 31 0.89 44 2 | 0
EHT 6 16 5 3 8 0.50 28 0 | 0
Ivan Hlinka Memorial (Hlinka Gretzky Cup) 1 4 1 1 2 0.50 4 4 | 0
HockeyAllsvenskan 2 81 12 32 44 0.54 130 63 | 2 18 4 6 10 0.56 14 5
Division 1 (HockeyEttan) 1 27 3 5 8 0.30 10 6 | 0
International 8 83 17 38 55 0.66 58 39 | 0
International-Jr 5 58 16 20 36 0.62 66 - | 0
J18 Allsvenskan (J18 Nationell) 2 17 1 4 5 0.29 57 - | 0
J18 Elit (J18 Region) 2 18 1 2 3 0.17 28 - | 0
J20 Elit (J20 Region) 2 8 2 4 6 0.75 18 - | 0
NHL 14 902 135 304 439 0.49 556 -128 | 2 25 2 6 8 0.32 16 0
OG 1 6 0 3 3 0.50 2 4 | 0
TV-Pucken 1 8 4 3 7 0.88 12 - | 0
WC 7 56 11 30 41 0.73 24 33 | 0
WCup 1 4 0 0 0 0.00 4 -1 | 0
WJC-18 1 6 2 6 8 1.33 2 3 | 0
WJC-20 1 6 2 3 5 0.83 12 5 | 0
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Speed
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Puckhandling
16
Leadership
16
Teamwork
15
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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
07/23/2021
07/23/2021 Confirmed Arizona Coyotes Vancouver Canucks
07/01/2018
07/01/2018 Extension Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes
03/15/2013
03/15/2013 Extension Phoenix Coyotes Phoenix Coyotes
05/24/2010
05/24/2010 Confirmed Leksands IF Phoenix Coyotes
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Date Article Website
05/22/2017 Mom would have been proud Hockeysverige.se
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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2009, 4 #85 overall by Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the KHL Draft

Cult/Star player for Arizona Coyotes

Cult/Star player for Leksands IF

Cult/Star player for Sweden

Cult/Star player for Tingsryds AIF

Cult/Star player for Tingsryds AIF J18

Cult/Star player for Tingsryds AIF J20

- 2018-09-13 • Named captain of the Arizona Coyotes. Career transactions
- 2013-03-15 • Signed to a six-year contract by the Phoenix Coyotes | $33,000,000 | Full story
- 2010-05-24 • Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by the Phoenix Coyotes | $5,250,000 | Full story

swedish_flag Swedish bio
Oliver Ekman Larsson har rötterna i en riktig idrottssläkt där pappa Patrik Larsson var en mycket duktig back hos både Karlskrona IK men även under ett par säsonger i Tingsryds AIF. Morfar Kenneth Ekman fanns med i Tre Kronors trupp till OS 1972 och morfars bror Gösta Ekman sågs spela allsvensk hockey för Frölunda under en säsong. Dessutom spelar brodern Kevin Ekman Larsson i Tingsryds juniorlag och kusinen Zebastian Ilestedt tillhör Malmö sedan säsongen 2009/10.

Lägg därtill också att morfars kusiner är inga mindre än Bröderna Erik, Gösta, Sture och Tomas Fåglum som vann OS brons både 1964 i Tokyo och även 1968 i Mexico City på lagtempo i Cykel.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson var som pojklagsspelare likande lovande i fotboll som ishockey. Men spel i Tingsryds a-lag och spel i juniorlandslaget gjorde att han valde hockey som sin första sport.

Debuterade i juniorlandslagssammanhang 2006/07 då han gjorde elva matcher hos Team 16 landslaget. Stora stjärnor i det landslaget var förutom Ekman Larsson, Magnus Pääjärvi från Malmö och Djurgårdens William Wallén.

Efter att ha debuterat i Tingsryds division 1 lag, blivit utsedd till TV-puckens bästa back, vunnit TV-pucken och tagit plats i både Sveriges Team 17 och Team 18 landslag säsongen 2007/08 så började dom svenska elitklubbarna sukta efter den stora talangen. Men det var den då allsvenska klubben med sportchefen Mikael Lundström, Leksands IF, som fick Ekman Larssons påskrift på ett kontrakt gällande två år.

Debutåret i allsvenskan blev smått sensationell för Ekman Larsson. Tränarduon i Leksand, Tomas Kempe och Tomas Jonsson valde att hålla tillbaka honom lite grann under höstsäsongen. Men när vårsäsongen och kvalserien kom att spelas så var Ekman Larsson en av de spelare som fick mest speltid och totalt sett, trots sina 17 år, kanske lagets bästa back.

Debuterade även som VM-spelare samma säsong då han fick åka till U18 VM i Kanada tillsammans med lagkamraten i Leksand Martin Karlsson.

- av Ronnie Johansson


Relatives

Brother:
Kevin Ekman Larsson
Father:
Patrik Larsson
Paternal uncles:
Andreas Larsson | Tobias Larsson
Maternal grandfather:
Kenneth Ekman
Cousins:
Zebastian Ilestedt | Fabian Ilestedt | Amanda Ilestedt

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