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Ekman-Larsson, Oliver #23 (D)  - Arizona Coyotes - 2018 Playoffs
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 200 lbs.
Shoots: left
Born on: July 17, 1991
Age: 26
Birthplace: Karlskrona, Sweden
Salary: $6.500M
Cap Hit: $5.500M
NHL.com: Go
Draft Round: 1
Draft Pick: 6
Draft Year: 2009
Rookie Year: 2010
Draft Team: PHO

Statistics - 2018 Playoffs

GP GM G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S Hits Blks SPCT P/G
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April 7, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 26:53 of ice time in the Coyotes' 3-0 loss to the Ducks on Saturday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
April 5, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 27:34 of ice time in the Coyotes' 4-3 overtime loss to the Canucks on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. None
April 3, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 23:22 of ice time in the Coyotes' 4-1 win over the Flames on Tuesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. None
March 31, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson tallied one goal and one assist in 21:43 of ice time in the Coyotes' 6-0 win over the Blues on Saturday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of +3 for the game. Ekman-Larsson now has 14 goals and 28 assists on the season. None
March 29, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 24:51 of ice time in the Coyotes' 4-2 loss to the Kings on Thursday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
March 28, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had an assist in 22:59 of ice time in the Coyotes' 3-2 win over the Golden Knights on Wednesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Ekman-Larsson now has 27 assists on the season. None
March 26, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 24:31 of ice time in the Coyotes' 4-1 win over the Lightning on Monday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 24, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 22:34 of ice time in the Coyotes' 4-2 loss to the Panthers on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
March 22, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 22:25 of ice time in the Coyotes' 6-5 loss to the Hurricanes on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 21, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had an assist in 19:37 of ice time in the Coyotes' 4-1 win over the Sabres on Wednesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Ekman-Larsson now has 26 assists on the season. None
March 19, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored two goals in 20:16 of ice time in the Coyotes' 5-2 win over the Flames on Monday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Ekman-Larsson now has 13 goals on the season. None
March 17, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 25:25 of ice time in the Coyotes' 3-1 loss to the Wild on Saturday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 15, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored one goal in 22:33 of ice time in the Coyotes' 3-2 loss to the Predators on Thursday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Ekman-Larsson now has 11 goals on the season. None
March 13, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 21:43 of ice time in the Coyotes' 4-3 shootout win over the Kings on Tuesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
March 11, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored one goal in 20:29 of ice time in the Coyotes' 1-0 win over the Canucks on Sunday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Ekman-Larsson now has 10 goals on the season. None
March 10, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 22:20 of ice time in the Coyotes' 5-2 loss to the Avalanche on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 7, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 21:34 of ice time in the Coyotes' 2-1 win over the Canucks on Wednesday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 5, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had an assist in 23:50 of ice time in the Coyotes' 4-3 overtime loss to the Oilers on Monday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Ekman-Larsson now has 24 assists on the season. None
March 3, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored one goal in 21:13 of ice time in the Coyotes' 2-1 win over the Senators on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Ekman-Larsson now has nine goals on the season. None
March 1, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had an assist in 21:19 of ice time in the Coyotes' 5-3 win over the Wild on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Ekman-Larsson now has 23 assists on the season. None
Feb. 25, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 24:12 of ice time in the Coyotes' 3-1 loss to the Canucks on Sunday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
Feb. 24, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 20:58 of ice time in the Coyotes' 2-0 win over the Ducks on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
Feb. 22, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had an assist in 21:36 of ice time in the Coyotes' 5-2 loss to the Flames on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Ekman-Larsson now has 22 assists on the season. None
Feb. 17, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had an assist in 21:13 of ice time in the Coyotes' 1-0 win over the Oilers on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Ekman-Larsson now has 21 assists on the season. None
Feb. 15, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had three assists in 19:00 of ice time in the Coyotes' 5-2 win over the Canadiens on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Ekman-Larsson now has 20 assists on the season. None
Feb. 13, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 24:13 of ice time in the Coyotes' 2-1 win over the Sharks on Tuesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 12, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 20:56 of ice time in the Coyotes' 6-1 win over the Blackhawks on Monday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. None
Feb. 10, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 24:25 of ice time in the Coyotes' 4-3 shootout loss to the Flyers on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
Feb. 8, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had an assist in 21:09 of ice time in the Coyotes' 4-3 overtime win over the Wild on Thursday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Ekman-Larsson now has 17 assists on the season. None
Feb. 6, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had an assist in 22:57 of ice time in the Coyotes' 4-3 loss to the Jets on Tuesday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of -3 for the game. Ekman-Larsson now has 16 assists on the season. None
Feb. 3, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 23:37 of ice time in the Coyotes' 6-0 loss to the Kings on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 1, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 23:42 of ice time in the Coyotes' 4-1 loss to the Stars on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 26, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 21:49 of ice time in the Coyotes' 2-1 loss to the Blue Jackets on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 22, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had an assist in 20:27 of ice time in the Coyotes' 3-2 overtime win over the Islanders on Monday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Ekman-Larsson now has 15 assists on the season. None
Jan. 21, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 20:30 of ice time in the Coyotes' 5-2 win over the Blues on Saturday. He took six shots and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. None
Jan. 19, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored one goal in 25:36 of ice time in the Coyotes' 3-2 shootout loss to the Predators on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Ekman-Larsson now has eight goals on the season. Ekman-Larsson has a three-game point-scoring streak.
Jan. 17, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had an assist in 22:16 of ice time in the Coyotes' 3-2 shootout loss to the Sharks on Tuesday. He took one shot. Ekman-Larsson now has 14 assists on the season. Ekman-Larsson had a plus-minus of 1 for the game - the first time he had a positive rating since Dec. 2 - a span of 17 games. In his previous six games from Dec. 28-Jan. 13, he had a minus-14 rating - no other player was worse than minus-9.
Jan. 14, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored one goal in 22:49 of ice time in the Coyotes' 6-5 overtime loss to the Sharks on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -3 for the game. Ekman-Larsson now has seven goals on the season. None
Jan. 13, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 20:41 of ice time in the Coyotes' 4-2 loss to the Oilers on Friday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -3 for the game. None
Jan. 7, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 26:02 of ice time in the Coyotes' 2-1 shootout loss to the Rangers on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 5, 2018 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 24:33 of ice time in the Coyotes' 3-2 overtime win over the Predators on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Dec. 31, 2017 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 22:46 of ice time in the Coyotes' 5-2 loss to the Ducks on Sunday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -3 for the game. None
Dec. 29, 2017 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 21:21 of ice time in the Coyotes' 7-4 loss to the Maple Leafs on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -3 for the game. None
Dec. 28, 2017 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 25:10 of ice time in the Coyotes' 3-1 win over the Avalanche on Wednesday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Dec. 24, 2017 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 20:52 of ice time in the Coyotes' 6-2 loss to the Avalanche on Saturday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Dec. 23, 2017 Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 26:32 of ice time in the Coyotes' 3-2 overtime win over the Capitals on Friday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Nov. 29, 2017 The talented blueliner scored in his third straight contest Tuesday against Edmonton. OEL remains one of the few bright spots for the Coyotes. He has seven points in his last six games and his 18 points are second on the team.
Nov. 26, 2017 Ekman-Larsson continued his point streak with a goal in Saturday's 4-2 loss to Vegas. Ekman-Larsson has three goals and three assists over a five-game point streak.
Nov. 25, 2017 Ekman-Larsson had a power-play goal and an assist but finished at a minus-2 in Friday's win over the Kings. The veteran blueliner has two goals and three assists during a four-game point streak. Three of his four goals this season have come on the power play.
Nov. 20, 2017 Ekman-Larsson scored his third goal of the season Monday in Toronto. He has three points in the last two games after going a season high three straight without one.
Nov. 18, 2017 Ekman-Larsson had two assists Saturday in Ottawa. Ekman-Larsson ended a season-high three-game point drought.
Oct. 30, 2017 Ekman-Larsson had an assist in Philadelphia on Monday. He has one goal and five assists in the last nine games.
Oct. 26, 2017 Ekman-Larsson had an assist Thursday against the Rangers. He has one goal and four assists in the last seven games.
April 3, 2017 Ekman-Larsson had a pair of assists in Sunday's 2-1 win at Los Angeles. All nine of Ekman-Larsson's points since Feb. 12 have come on the road. Arizona visits Dallas on Tuesday before playing its final two games at home.
March 22, 2017 Ekman-Larsson had a goal and an assist during Arizona's three-goal third period and the Coyotes damaged Tampa Bay's playoff hopes with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night. Ekman-Larsson now has two goals and an assist in his last two games after notching just one assist in his previous 15.
Feb. 15, 2017 Ekman-Larsson ran his point streak to four games with an assist Tuesday. Ekman-Larsson had a team-leading 25:57 of ice time and ranks among the league leaders in that category. The blueliner is second on the Coyotes with 32 points.
Jan. 14, 2017 Ekman-Larsson tied a career high with three assists Friday against the Jets. That gave him six points in his last six games.
Jan. 7, 2017 Ekman-Larsson scored Friday. He has two goals and three assists in his last seven games.
Nov. 29, 2016 Ekman-Larsson played Thursday after leaving Tuesday's game at San Jose with an upper body injury, and logged an assist. Ekman-Larsson leads the team in time on ice and is tied for second with five goals, two of which have come on the power play.
Nov. 11, 2016 The NHL fined Ekman-Larsson $2,000 as supplementary punishment for two embellishment calls against him in two games over the past two weeks. Though OEL remains one of the game's top defensemen, he does not have a point in four straight games.
Oct. 25, 2016 Ekman-Larsson scored twice in the third period for Arizona in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Devils. Ekman-Larsson leads all defensemen with four goals. The Coyotes are in Philadelphia on Thursday, and Ekman-Larsson has four goals in his last six games against the Flyers.
Oct. 16, 2016 Ekman-Larsson lifted the Coyotes to victory in Saturday's season opener with an overtime goal against Philadelphia. The Swede's 44 goals over the previous two seasons are tied with Brent Burns for the most in the NHL among defensemen, making him a top fantasy play at the position.
March 31, 2016 Ekman-Larsson is playing in Saturday's game against Washington. Arizona's leader in points sat out Thursday's 4-1 loss to Dallas due to an illness.
March 8, 2016 Ekman-Larsson returned Tuesday. Ekman-Larsson was nursing an upper-body injury.
Feb. 28, 2016 Ekman-Larsson scored Saturday. Ekman-Larsson has a career-high 48 points and remains an underrated fantasy star.
Feb. 23, 2016 Ekman-Larsson returned Monday after missing most of Saturday's loss to St. Louis with a lower-body injury. He recorded his team-leading 29th assist Monday.
Feb. 21, 2016 Ekman-Larsson left Saturday's game with a lower-body injury after being called for tripping 42 seconds into the game. He went back to the locker room, returned later in the first period and left again. Coach Dave Tippett said Ekman-Larsson is day to day and is expected to be on the road with the team.
Feb. 16, 2016 Ekman-Larsson and Martin Hanzal each had a goal and two assists, helping the Coyotes roll over Montreal 6-2 Monday night to complete a season sweep over the Canadiens for the first time in 36 seasons as a franchise. This is the third time in six contests that Ekman-Larsson recorded a three-point game.
Feb. 13, 2016 Ekman-Larsson had a goal with two assists Friday. The talented defenseman has two goals with five assists in four games.
Feb. 5, 2016 Ekman-Larsson had a goal and two assists in a 5-4 overtime loss to Chicago on Thursday. The Arizona Coyotes' leading scorer had one goal over his previous seven games.
Jan. 15, 2016 Ekman-Larsson scored for the third time in four games during Thursday's 3-2 loss to Detroit. He also has four assists in that stretch.
Dec. 27, 2015 Ekman-Larsson scored twice in Saturday's overtime loss to Los Angeles. Ekman-Larsson has three goals and an assist in his last four games.
Nov. 28, 2015 Ekman-Larsson scored in overtime, Mike Smith stopped 25 shots and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 Friday night for coach Dave Tippett's 500th career victory. This snapped a two-game point drought for the star defenseman.
Oct. 27, 2015 Ekman-Larsson had two assists Monday. He has five points in the last five games.
April 5, 2015 Ekman-Larsson added to his NHL lead among defensemen with two more goals and an assist as the Arizona Coyotes beat San Jose 5-3 Saturday night to damage the Sharks' faint playoff hopes. Ekman-Larsson tied the franchise record for goals by a defenseman in a season with 23. He's a shining light in a dismal season for the 'Yotes. "Don't expect me to score 23 goals every year," Ekman-Larsson warned.
March 27, 2015 Ekman-Larsson had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 overtime win against Buffalo on Thursday. The Arizona Coyotes defenseman has four of his career-high 21 goals and three assists in his last five games.
March 25, 2015 Ekman-Larsson had two assists on Tuesday night. Credit Ekman-Larsson for playing hard down the stretch, though many NHL experts believe the 'Yotes are tanking the season to try to draft Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel.
March 20, 2015 Ekman-Larsson had two goals Thursday. Ekman-Larsson leads the club with 19 goals.
Jan. 9, 2015 Ekman-Larsson scored his 11th goal in Thursday's victory over Winnipeg. Ekman-Larsson has six goals in his last 11 games.
Dec. 17, 2014 Ekman-Larsson scored with 0.3 seconds left in overtime, and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 Tuesday night to end a team-record nine-game home losing streak. The goal was the fourth for the Coyotes defenseman in seven games this month. He also has an assist in that stretch. Ekman-Larsson has seven goals and eight assists in 31 games this season.
April 5, 2014 Ekman-Larsson recorded 14th goal and 29th assist of the season in Friday's shootout loss to Edmonton. Ekman-Larsson has six goals and eight assists over his last 20 games.
Jan. 29, 2014 Ekman-Larsson scored two goals as the Coyotes kicked off an important five-game homestand with a 3-0 win over the Kings on Tuesday night. He has eight on the season.
Jan. 15, 2014 Ekman-Larsson scored his sixth goal in Tuesday's loss to St. Louis. Ekman-Larsson has a point in each of his last three games after totaling one point in his previous 10 contests.
Jan. 3, 2014 Ekman-Larsson was back in the 'Yotes lineup Thursday. Ekman-Larsson suffered an upper-body injury in Thursday's 2-0 defeat to the Jackets. Ekman-Larsson was boarded in a cheap shot by Derek MacKenzie, who has been suspended three games for the act of violence. That's small consolation for 'Yotes fans, although the injury isn't severe.
Nov. 24, 2013 Ekman-Larsson recorded his 13th assist in Saturday's loss to Anaheim. Ekman-Larsson posted a minus-1 rating, just the fourth time this season he's recorded a negative rating.
Nov. 13, 2013 Mike Smith made 37 saves and Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored 56 seconds into overtime to give the Phoenix Coyotes a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. Ekman-Larsson, who also notched an assist, has nine points during the Coyotes' 7-0-1 run. He leads the team with 15 points on the season.
Oct. 27, 2013 Ekman-Larsson notched a goal with two assists in a win over Edmonton on Saturday. It marked the first multi-point game of the year for Ekman-Larsson, who has three goals and six assists.
April 7, 2013 Edman-Larsson set up two goals in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Avs. Ekman-Larsson had no points in his previous five games.
March 15, 2013 The Phoenix Coyotes have made a big commitment to their somewhat tenuous future by signing 21-year-old Oliver Ekman-Larson to a six-year, $33 million contract, banking on the belief that the defenseman will become one of the best players in the NHL. The 21-year-old Ekman-Larsson, a first-round pick of the Coyotes in the 2009 draft at No. 6 overall, has three goals and 14 assists in 27 games this season and leads the Coyotes in ice time at 25:07 per game.
March 5, 2013 Ekman-Larsson tallied two assists - his 12th and 13th of the season - as well as the decisive shootout goal in Phoenix's 5-4 win over Anaheim on Monday. Eight of Ekman-Larsson's 13 assists have come over the last seven games.
Jan. 24, 2013 Ekman-Larsson had two goals and an assist, and the Coyotes beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 Wednesday night for their first win of the season. Ekman-Larsson had the kind of game the Coyotes have been expecting from their young defenseman since drafting him with the sixth overall pick in the 2009 draft, finishing with his first career three-point game.
Jan. 14, 2012 Ekman-Larsson had two assists in the Coyotes' 4-3 loss at Columbus on Friday. Ekman-Larsson has four points in his last four games.
Jan. 8, 2012 Ekman-Larsson had one goal and one assist in the Coyotes' 5-1 rout of the New York Islanders on Saturday night. Ekman-Larsson had gone 10 straight games without a goal.
Dec. 16, 2011 Ekman-Larsson assisted on Shane Doan's tiebreaking goal then scored one of his own in a 4-2 victory over Edmonton on Thursday night. The performance ended a 10-game point drought for the defenseman, who has six goals and five assists in 31 games this season. He had 11 points in 48 games as a rookie.
Date Injury Return Date Status Details
Nov. 30, 2016 Upper-body injury None Day-to-Day Ekman-Larsson played Thursday after leaving Tuesday's game at San Jose with an upper body injury, and logged an assist.
March 31, 2016 Illness None Day-to-Day Ekman-Larsson is playing in Saturday's game against Washington.
March 8, 2016 Upper-body injury None Day-to-Day Ekman-Larsson returned Tuesday.
Feb. 21, 2016 Lower-body injury None Day-to-Day Ekman-Larsson left Saturday's game with a lower-body injury after being called for tripping 42 seconds into the game. He went back to the locker room, returned later in the first period and left again.
Jan. 3, 2014 Upper-body injury None Day-to-Day Ekman-Larsson was back in the 'Yotes lineup Thursday.

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2018-06-12 analysis The window for extending a player under contract doesn't open for Ekman-Larsson until the league year turns over, however, it is expected that the blueliner will officially put pen to paper July 1. There was some concern in the desert that the 26-year-old would turn down the offer, which would likely have led the club to consider trading him ahead of the 2018 NHL Draft. Considering the Yotes were
2018-06-12 update Ekman-Larsson has reportedly agreed to sign an eight-year, $64 million contract extension with Arizona, per Darren Dreger of TSN.
2018-06-02 analysis Chayka isn't holding back his feelings about OEL and wants to build around him. "We've been very clear that we're willing to do whatever we possibly can to have him come back, and [we] think he's a heck of a defenseman, heck of a player, heck of a person," the Coyotes boss said at the 2018 NHL Scouting Combine. Ekman-Larsson registered 14 goals and 28 assists to complement 15 power-play points las
2018-06-02 update Coyotes GM John Chayka is committed to retaining Ekman-Larrson and the team is currently discussing a long-term contract extension for the defenseman, NHL.com reports.
2018-04-14 analysis While the 26-year-old posted a minus-28 rating on a team chock full of less experienced players, OEL did nothing to dent his reputation as a premier offensive weapon from the Coyotes blue line, as he notched 14 goals and 28 assists over a full season in 2017-18. He's also a mainstay on the man advantage, having reached double-digit point totals in that spot in each of the past five seasons, so con
2018-04-14 update Ekman-Larsson will represent Sweden at the 2018 IIHF World Championship which runs May 4-20 in Denmark.
2018-03-10 analysis Five grand is the maximum fine allowed under the CBA, so Ekman-Larsson is having to pay a pretty penny for his transgression. However, the key here for fantasy players is that he wasn't suspended for his act. That means the Swede will be in action Sunday against the Canucks.
2018-03-10 update Ekman-Larsson was fined $5,000 on Saturday for slashing Sven Andrighetto.
2018-03-04 analysis It was nice to see Ekman-Larsson find the back of the net for the first time since mid-January, but it's probably too late for the 26-year-old to salvage his season. He still only has nine goals, which is his worst total since the 2012-13 lockout season, but even worse, Ekman-Larsson owns a league-low minus-35 rating. He's posted a negative rating four straight seasons, so that's not a surprise, b
2018-03-04 update Ekman-Larsson scored a goal during a 2-1 victory over the Senators on Saturday.
2018-01-27 analysis Before this recent stretch, Ekman-Larsson was really struggling. He had only one point, an assist, in 17 games. However, the Swede has a track record of scoring success. He has three seasons to his name with at least 43 points.
2018-01-27 update Ekman-Larsson has tallied four points (two goals, two assists) in his last six games.
2018-01-14 analysis The 24-year-old is absolutely killing owners with a minus-40 rating. That's historically bad and almost twice as terrible as the next worse rating in the league (three players sit at minus-21). What's worse, Ekman-Larsson isn't scoring as much as he has in the past, making him extremely hard to trust in fantasy starting lineups.
2018-01-14 update Ekman-Larsson scored a goal but also posted a minus-3 rating in a 6-5 loss to the Sharks on Saturday.
2017-12-20 analysis The helper snapped an eight-game point drought that also produced a minus-6 rating for the Swede, so this was certainly a welcomed strong showing. Ekman-Larsson is a victim of circumstance more than anything, as the Coyotes have struggled to win games and prevent goals. He's still recorded a respectable six goals, 19 points and 98 shots, but in settings including plus-minus rating, his negative-25
2017-12-20 update Ekman-Larsson registered an assist and six shots during Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Florida.
2017-11-29 analysis Ekman-Larsson took advantage of an Edmonton penalty kill that came in tied with Calgary's for worst in the league at 73.8 percent. The Swedish defenseman has scored 77 goals since the start of the 2013-14 campaign, with 42 of those coming on the power play.
2017-11-29 update Ekman-Larsson scored a power-play goal on one of his team-high five shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss at Edmonton.
2017-11-18 analysis Finally -- a multi-point game. OEL had gone 21 games without putting up more than a single point in a game. Ekman-Larsson has struggled so far this season and was already minus-16 in those 21 games. But his current point pace puts him close to finishing with 50. That's a tough combination to juggle if plus/minus is an important stat in your league.
2017-11-18 update Ekman-Larsson picked up two assists in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Senators.
2017-11-17 analysis While the offense hasn't been pouring in, Ekman-Larsson has collected a respectable two goals, 11 points and 57 shots while averaging 25:16 of ice time per contest (3:51 on the power play) this season. However, his minus-16 rating is both a serious eyesore and a huge hindrance to his fantasy value. There's also little reason to expect improvement in the category.
2017-11-17 update Ekman-Larsson recorded six shots, three hits, four blocked shots and a minor penalty during Thursday's 5-4 win over Montreal.
2017-10-30 analysis Despite the early exit, Ekman-Larsson still logged 22:08 of ice time in Saturday's tilt. Fortunately for fantasy owners, the blueliner will not be sidelined against Philadelphia on Monday. Perhaps more concerning, with just one goal in 11 games, the Swede may fail to reach the 20-goal mark for the second consecutive season.
2017-10-30 update Ekman-Larsson will not miss any time after leaving Saturday's matchup with the Devils early, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports.
2017-10-15 analysis Scoring, though, is never the defenseman's problem. That would be keeping his plus-minus in check. Last season, he recorded a career-worst minus-25 rating in 79 games, and he's off to another very poor start in the category with a minus-9 rating through five games. Ekman-Larsson hasn't posted a positive plus-minus since 2012-13. With that in mind, owners should approach the 26-year-old with cautio
2017-10-15 update Ekman-Larsson scored his first goal of the 2017-18 in a 6-2 loss against the Bruins on Saturday.
2017-10-13 analysis With Arizona struggling to start the year, Ekman-Larsson has been dinged with a minus-7 rating through the first four games. His offensive numbers are serviceable (two assists and 10 shots), but unless the Coyotes improve defensively, it could be another crippling year in the plus-minus column for Ekman-Larsson.
2017-10-13 update Ekman-Larsson recorded an assist, four shots on net and a minus-3 rating during Thursday's 4-2 loss to Detroit.
2017-10-05 injury_note Ekman-Larsson (knee) will take the ice Thursday for Arizona's opening night tilt with Anaheim, <a href="https://twitter.com/azc_mclellan/status/915697348713504768">Sarah McLellan of The Arizona Republic</a> reports.
2017-10-05 Injury Status Day-To-Day
2017-10-05 Injury Text Knee
2017-10-05 Date Injured 2017-10-04
2017-10-05 Injured Yes No
2017-10-04 injury_note Ekman-Larsson (knee) practiced fully Sunday, his first time doing so since Sept. 23, <a href="https://twitter.com/craigsmorgan/status/914597707322232832">Craig Morgan of NHL.com</a> reports. Ekman-Larsson (knee) will take the ice Thursday for Arizona's opening night tilt with Anaheim, <a href="https://twitter.com/azc_mclellan/status/915697348713504768">Sarah McLellan of The Arizona Republic</a> reports.
2017-10-04 Date Injured 2017-10-01 2017-10-04
2017-10-04 analysis Ekman-Larsson originally sustained the injury in a preseason contest, and it's good news for the Coyotes the ailment won't cost him any regular season games. The Swede had just resumed skating Sept. 28, and it appears his recovery progressed smoothly without any setbacks. OEL only recorded 39 points last year -- his lowest full season total since 2011-12 -- and with a revamped Arizona squad, don't
2017-10-04 update Ekman-Larsson (knee) will take the ice Thursday for Arizona's opening night tilt with Anaheim, Sarah McLellan of The Arizona Republic reports.
2017-10-03 injury_note Ekman-Larsson (knee) practiced fully Sunday, his first time doing so since Sep. 23, <a href="https://twitter.com/craigsmorgan/status/914597707322232832">Craig Morgan of NHL.com</a> reports. Ekman-Larsson (knee) practiced fully Sunday, his first time doing so since Sept. 23, <a href="https://twitter.com/craigsmorgan/status/914597707322232832">Craig Morgan of NHL.com</a> reports.
2017-10-01 analysis With Arizona set to begin their season Thursday in Anaheim, this development will be music to the ears of the organization and fantasy owners alike. Expect further updates to be given on the offensively potent defender as Thursday approaches.
2017-10-01 update Ekman-Larsson (knee) practiced fully Sunday, his first time doing so since Sep. 23, Craig Morgan of NHL.com reports.
2017-10-01 injury_note Ekman-Larsson (knee) will not play Saturday night in a preseason road clash versus the Sharks, <a href="https://www.nhl.com/news/preseason-buzz-news-and-notes-september-30/c-291475168">NHL.com</a> reports. Ekman-Larsson (knee) practiced fully Sunday, his first time doing so since Sep. 23, <a href="https://twitter.com/craigsmorgan/status/914597707322232832">Craig Morgan of NHL.com</a> reports.
2017-10-01 Date Injured 2017-09-30 2017-10-01
2017-09-30 analysis This is the final exhibition contest on the docket for the 'Yotes, which means OEL only had a chance to draw into one game this preseason. His top attributes include deft passing skills and an accurate shot (27 helpers and an 8.3 percent conversion percentage, respectively, last season) and it could really leave the team and fantasy owners alike in a sore spot if he ends up missing any regular-sea
2017-09-30 update Ekman-Larsson (knee) will not play Saturday night in a preseason road clash versus the Sharks, NHL.com reports.
2017-09-30 injury_note Ekman-Larsson (knee) skated prior to practice Thursday morning, but he <a href="https://www.nhl.com/coyotes/news/game-preview-coyotes-at-kings/c-291418294">wasn't named</a> to the roster that will take on the Kings on Thursday night. Ekman-Larsson (knee) will not play Saturday night in a preseason road clash versus the Sharks, <a href="https://www.nhl.com/news/preseason-buzz-news-and-notes-september-30/c-291475168">NHL.com</a> reports.
2017-09-30 Date Injured 2017-09-28 2017-09-30
2017-09-28 analysis According to The Arizona Republic's Sarah McLellan, OEL was on the ice for over a half-hour and is slated to take part in team practice Friday. The Swede's next chance to get back to game action is Saturday, though it wouldn't be the least bit surprising if the Coyotes decide to hold their franchise player out until Opening Night on Oct. 5. Stay posted for additional updates on the player leading The Arizona Republic's Sarah McLellan adds that OEL was on the ice for a little more than half an hour and is slated to take part in the team's practice Friday. The Swede's next chance to get back to game action will come Saturday, though it wouldn't be the least bit surprising if the Coyotes decided to hold their franchise player out until Opening Night on Oct. 5. Stay posted for additional updat
2017-09-28 injury_note Ekman-Larsson (knee) skated prior to the team's practice Thursday morning, but <a href="https://www.nhl.com/coyotes/news/game-preview-coyotes-at-kings/c-291418294">wasn't named</a> to the roster that will take on the Kings on Thursday night. Ekman-Larsson (knee) skated prior to practice Thursday morning, but he <a href="https://www.nhl.com/coyotes/news/game-preview-coyotes-at-kings/c-291418294">wasn't named</a> to the roster that will take on the Kings on Thursday night.
2017-09-28 analysis According to The Arizona Republic's Sarah McLellan, OEL was on the ice for over a half-hour and is slated to take part in team practice Friday. The Swede's next chance to get back to game action is Saturday, though it wouldn't be the least bit surprising if the Coyotes decide to hold their franchise player out until Opening Night on Oct. 5. Stay posted for additional updates on the player leading
2017-09-28 update Ekman-Larsson (knee) skated prior to the team's practice Thursday morning, but wasn't named to the roster that will take on the Kings on Thursday night.
2017-09-28 injury_note Ekman-Larsson is still rehabbing his knee injury, according to Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet, who adds that the defenseman might skate Thursday, <a href="https://twitter.com/azc_mclellan/status/913137578823491584">Sarah McLellan of The Arizona Republic</a> reports. Ekman-Larsson (knee) skated prior to the team's practice Thursday morning, but <a href="https://www.nhl.com/coyotes/news/game-preview-coyotes-at-kings/c-291418294">wasn't named</a> to the roster that will take on the Kings on Thursday night.
2017-09-28 Date Injured 2017-09-27 2017-09-28
2017-09-27 analysis OEL fortunately didn't suffer any structural damage in his knee after getting injured in a preseason contest against the Sharks last Saturday, but the 'Yotes don't open the season until next Thursday in Anaheim, so there's still time yet for the power-play rearguard to prove his health before fantasy owners would need to seek alternatives.
2017-09-27 update Ekman-Larsson is still rehabbing his knee injury, according to Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet, who adds that the defenseman might skate Thursday, Sarah McLellan of The Arizona Republic reports.
2017-09-27 injury_note Ekman-Larsson had his knee examined Sunday and doctors determined that no structural damage was suffered, <a href="https://twitter.com/azc_mclellan/status/912031041543483392">Sarah McLellan of The Arizona Republic</a> reports. Ekman-Larsson is still rehabbing his knee injury, according to Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet, who adds that the defenseman might skate Thursday, <a href="https://twitter.com/azc_mclellan/status/913137578823491584">Sarah McLellan of The Arizona Republic</a> reports.
2017-09-27 Date Injured 2017-09-24 2017-09-27
2017-09-24 analysis The two-time 20-goal scoring defenseman was forced to leave Saturday's preseason contest against the Sharks with the injury, and the team was surely waiting with bated breath prior to hearing the news. Ekman-Larsson is listed as day-to-day, which technically doesn't rule him out of Monday's game against Anahaim, but it surely makes him a doubt. Expect the team to issue further updates regarding a
2017-09-24 update Ekman-Larsson had his knee examined Sunday and doctors determined that no structural damage was suffered, Sarah McLellan of The Arizona Republic reports.
2017-09-24 injury_note Ekman-Larsson sustained a lower-body injury during Saturday's preseason game against the Sharks, <a href="https://twitter.com/azc_mclellan/status/911807958714949632">Sarah McLellan of The Arizona Republic</a> reports. Ekman-Larsson had his knee examined Sunday and doctors determined that no structural damage was suffered, <a href="https://twitter.com/azc_mclellan/status/912031041543483392">Sarah McLellan of The Arizona Republic</a> reports.
2017-09-24 Injury Text Lower Body Knee
2017-09-24 Date Injured 2017-09-23 2017-09-24
2017-09-24 injury_note Ekman-Larsson sustained a lower-body injury during Saturday's preseason game against the Sharks, <a href="https://twitter.com/azc_mclellan/status/911807958714949632">Sarah McLellan of The Arizona Republic</a> reports.
2017-09-24 Injury Status Day-To-Day
2017-09-24 Injury Text Lower Body
2017-09-24 Date Injured 2017-09-23
2017-09-24 Injured No Yes
2017-09-01 Salary Cap Hit $0.000M $5.500M
2017-09-01 Salary $0.000M $6.500M
2017-09-01 Pickable No Yes
2017-06-24 Active in League No Yes
2017-06-24 Franchise 2017 Unknown Unknown 2017 Arizona Coyotes