Ekman-Larsson was acquired by Vancouver from Arizona in a blockbuster deal Friday that saw Conor Garland join him with the Canucks in exchange for Jay Beagle, Antoine Roussel, Loui Eriksson, the 2021 ninth overall pick, a 2022 second-round pick and a 2023 seventh-round pick, TSN.ca reports.
Considering Ekman-Larsson has six years remaining on his contract at an AAV of $8.25 million and hasn't reached the 40-point threshold in two consecutive seasons, his deal has become somewhat of an albatross that the new management group in Arizona wanted to ship out. Still, the veteran defenseman could return to being a solid producer from the blue line, though he may have to settle for a spot on the No. 2 power play in favor of Quinn Hughes lining up with the first unit, which won't improve his fantasy value.
Ekman-Larsson produced an assist, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the Sharks.
Ekman-Larsson had points in four of the last five games this season. The 29-year-old Swede finished the 2020-21 campaign with 24 points (14 on the power play), 83 shots on net, 32 PIM and 72 hits in 46 appearances. He lost 10 games to a lower-body injury early in the campaign.
Ekman-Larsson notched an assist and went plus-2 in Friday's 5-2 win over the Sharks.
Ekman-Larsson set up another Swedish defenseman, Victor Soderstrom, for the Coyotes' first goal of the game. The 29-year-old Ekman-Larsson has amassed 23 points, 82 shots on net, 71 hits and a minus-19 rating through 45 contests, mainly in a top-four role.
Ekman-Larsson scored a goal on three shots and added three hits in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Kings.
Ekman-Larsson tallied just 1:19 into the game, but Gabriel Vilardi answered just over three minutes later. Through 44 contests, Ekman-Larsson has 22 points, 81 shots on net, 70 hits and 30 PIM. The Swede has done a large portion of his scoring on the power play -- his goal Wednesday was his first at even strength this year.
Ekman-Larsson recorded a power-play assist, four shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.
Ekman-Larsson earned the secondary assist on Christian Dvorak's third-period marker. The 29-year-old Ekman-Larsson has been significantly dependent on power-play production this year -- 14 of his 21 points have come with the man advantage. The Swede has added 72 shots, 66 hits and a minus-21 rating in 42 appearances.
Ekman-Larsson produced a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Blues.
Ekman-Larsson set up Clayton Keller's tally at 10:34 of the second period. Through nine games in April, Ekman-Larsson has just three assists -- all with the man advantage. OEL is up to 20 points, 61 shots on net, 56 hits and 18 PIM in 35 outings, but he also carries a minus-16 rating. His offense will continue to depend on power-play production, where he has 13 of his points this year.
Ekman-Larsson recorded a power-play assist, three shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Avalanche.
Ekman-Larsson's shot attempt in the third period was tipped in by Michael Bunting for the Coyotes' first goal. The 29-year-old Ekman-Larsson has 19 points through 33 games this season. He's added 58 shots on net, 54 hits, 16 PIM and a minus-15 rating as a top-four blueliner.
Ekman-Larsson notched a power-play assist, three hits and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 5-2 win over the Kings.
Ekman-Larsson has rediscovered his touch on offense with seven points in his last nine games. The 29-year-old defenseman has 18 points (11 on the power play), 53 shots on net, 46 hits and a minus-10 rating through 29 contests. The Swede is a solid source of offense on the blue line, though his defensive metrics don't stand out.
Ekman-Larsson scored a power-play goal on his only shot and had two PIM in a 9-3 loss to Colorado on Wednesday.
Ekman-Larsson sent a wrist shot through traffic late in the first period that Colorado netminder Philipp Grubauer never saw, pulling Arizona to within 5-2. It was just the second goal of the season for the 29-year-old, though both have come in the last five games. He also has points in five of his last six and will take a three-game point streak into Friday's game against Anaheim.
Ekman-Larsson recorded a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Sharks.
Ekman-Larsson set up the first of Phil Kessel's three goals in Saturday's game. The 29-year-old Ekman-Larsson has picked up a goal and four assists over his last five games. The Swede is at 16 points (nine on the power play), 47 shots on net, 40 hits and a minus-10 rating through 25 contests.
Ekman-Larsson notched two assists and two shots on goal in Friday's 5-2 win over the Sharks.
Ekman-Larsson had helpers on goals by Nick Schmaltz (even strength) and Phil Kessel (power play). In his last four games, Ekman-Larsson has a goal and three assists. The Swede is up to 15 points (eight on the power play), 45 shots, 39 hits and a minus-11 rating through 24 outings. He's exceeded his power-play output from last year.
Ekman-Larsson scored a power-play goal on two shots and added six hits in Monday's 5-1 loss to the Avalanche.
Ekman-Larsson broke his season-long goal drought in the third period, but it didn't help the Coyotes much. He's gotten on the scoresheet in each of the last two games. Ekman-Larsson has 13 points, 42 shots on net, 37 hits and a minus-11 rating in 22 appearances, with seven of his points coming on the power play.
Ekman-Larsson produced a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Ducks.
Ekman-Larsson set up Derick Brassard's second of three tallies Saturday. The 29-year-old Ekman-Larsson has 12 helpers (six on the power play) in 21 games, although he's still in search of his first goal of the campaign. The Swede has added 40 shots, 31 hits and a minus-10 rating.
Ekman-Larsson posted two assists and three hits in a 3-2 win over Colorado on Monday.
Ekman-Larsson assisted on Derick Brassard's power-play goal that opened the scoring in the first period, then he set up Johan Larsson's game-winner just over four minutes into the final frame. Surprisingly, the 29-year-old still hasn't found the back of the net through 15 games, but he has managed to provide 11 helpers.
Ekman-Larsson posted a power-play assist and two hits in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Kings.
Ekman-Larsson earned the secondary helper on Clayton Keller's opening tally in the second period. The 29-year-old Ekman-Larsson is up to nine assists (four on the power play) in 12 outings this year. He's only finished with fewer than 10 goals in shortened seasons -- he had three in 2012-13 and nine last year -- but he's yet to tickle the twine in 2020-21.
Ekman-Larsson registered two assists and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Ducks.
Ekman-Larsson set up Tyler Pitlick to get the Coyotes on the board at 10:05 of the third period. The 29-year-old Ekman-Larsson also had the secondary helper on Phil Kessel's game-tying goal. With eight assists in nine games, OEL has been a solid producer on offense. He's added 16 shots on goal, six PIM, 14 hits and a minus-2 rating to round out his stat line.
Ekman-Larsson produced a pair of power-play assists and two PIM in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Kings.
Ekman-Larsson factored in on both Coyotes goals, setting up Derick Brassard in the second period and earning the secondary helper on Phil Kessel's third-period marker. The 29-year-old Ekman-Larsson is up to six assists through seven appearances. He's still a factor on the power play, where he's produced three helpers this season.
Ekman-Larsson produced an assist, three shots on goal and four hits in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Blues.
Ekman-Larsson helped out on a Nick Schmaltz goal in the third period. While that was a positive sign, Ekman-Larsson and defense partner Ilya Lyubushkin struggled to contain the Blues. Ekman-Larsson went minus-2 in the contest and now has four helpers and a minus-3 rating through four contests. The Swede's offense is in decent form, but there are question marks surrounding his play in his own zone.
Ekman-Larsson (lower body) had three hits, two shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Blues.
There was no easing Ekman-Larsson back into the lineup in his return, as Niklas Hjalmarsson left Friday's game with an upper-body injury. Ekman-Larsson missed 10 contests with his injury. He should eventually return to a top-pairing role with significant power-play duties. Ekman-Larsson has three assists, six hits and a minus-1 rating through three appearances.
As expected, Ekman-Larsson (lower body) will be activated off injured reserve and return to the lineup for Friday's game against St. Louis, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Ekman-Larsson has missed Arizona's last 10 contests with a lower-body injury, but he'll return to a featured role Friday, skating on the Coyotes' top pairing and second power-play unit versus the Blues. He picked up three helpers through the first two games of the campaign before suffering an injury.
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