Oliver Ekman-Larsson

#23 D / Arizona Coyotes / EXP: YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 200 lb Age: 27 College: None

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  • Ekman-Larsson ranks sixth in the league in average ice time. Entering play Tuesday, Ekman-Larsson was logging 26:01 per night, just over two minutes more than his average from last season. Still, the dynamic defenseman remains without a point through two games, but owners need not worry as Ekman-Larsson is sure to break out in the near future.

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  • Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Named team captain
    By RotoWire Staff

    Ekman-Larsson will serve as the Coyotes' team captain for the 2018-19 campaign, Sirius XM NHL Radio reports. Ekman-Larsson seems like an obvious choice as a longtime Coyote on a relatively young squad. He hasn't fared well in terms of rating each of the last two seasons, posting a minus-28 mark last year to follow minus-25 in 2016-17. However, the blueliner also racked up 42 points -- 14 goals and 28 assists -- which were only bettered by three forwards on the team last season, and he figures to be a key cog for the team again in 2018-19.

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  • Ekman-Larsson has reportedly agreed to sign an eight-year, $64 million contract extension with Arizona, per Darren Dreger of TSN. 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 nearly $23 million under the cap last year, they can certainly afford to give Ekman-Larsson a sizable pay raise -- especially with the cap expected to jump to $78-82 million.

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  • Ekman-Larsson will represent Sweden at the 2018 IIHF World Championship, which runs May 4-20 in Denmark. While the 26-year-old posted a minus-28 rating on a team chock full of less experienced players, Ekman-Larsson 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 consider targeting 2009's sixth overall draft pick in the early-to-middle rounds of fantasy drafts this fall.

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  • Ekman-Larsson scored the game-winner and an insurance marker in a 5-2 win over Calgary on Monday. Ekman-Larsson got an opportunity after the Flames had to pull Mike Smith for the extra man, and he took advantage of it with an empty-netter to go with his game-winner. They all count the same in fantasy, though, and the suddenly hot Ekman-Larsson now has five goals in March. He's closing the year strong and should be in your lineup to take advantage of this late outburst.

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    Last 7 Games

    DATEOppResultGAPTS+/-SOGTOIFPTS
    10/18
    W 4-1 0 1 1 2 2 19:60 5.5
    10/16
    L 2-1 0 0 0 0 1 22:17 0
    10/13
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    L 3-0 0 0 0 -2 3 25:25 -1.5
    10/10
    W 3-2 0 0 0 -1 3 25:00 -1
    10/06
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    L 1-0 0 0 0 0 4 26:23 0.5
    10/04
    L 3-0 0 0 0 0 1 25:80 0.5

    Upcoming Games

    dateOpptime
    10/20
    4:00 PM
    10/23
    7:00 PM
    10/25
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    10:00 PM
    10/27
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    9:00 PM
    10/30
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    10:00 PM
    11/02
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    10:00 PM
    11/05
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    10:00 PM

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    Career Stats

    Year GP G A PTS +/- PPG SHOG GWG FOW FOL FPTS
    2018 6 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4
    2017 82 14 28 42 -28 6 0 3 0 1 149
    2016 79 12 27 39 -25 8 1 1 0 0 144
    2015 75 21 34 55 -6 12 0 8 0 0 249
    2014 82 23 20 43 -18 10 0 7 0 0 188
    2013 80 15 29 44 -4 8 1 6 0 1 186.5
    2012 48 3 21 24 5 0 1 1 0 0 89.5
    2011 82 13 19 32 0 2 1 2 0 0 135
    2010 48 1 10 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 44
    3 Year Avg 79 16 30 45 -19 9 0 4 0 0 184.7
    Career 582 102 189 291 -74 46 4 28 0 2

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