July 17, 1991 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)|
|NHL Draft||6th overall, 2009
Oliver Oscar Emanuel Ekman-Larsson (born July 17, 1991) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for and is an alternate captain of the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). Ekman-Larsson was selected sixth overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
In the season following his draft selection, Ekman-Larsson produced the second most points among junior players in Allsvenskan despite missing several games while competing in the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
On March 6, 2014, Ekman-Larsson received his 100th NHL career point in a 5-2 rout over the Montreal Canadiens. With Ekman-Larsson's contribution, it was the first time since December 9, 1998 that the Coyotes had defeated the Canadiens.
At the conclusion of the 2013–14 season, Ekman-Larsson finished seventh in balloting for the highly-coveted James Norris Memorial Trophy. Ekman-Larsson's votes included three first-place votes, one second-place vote and two third-place votes. Keith Yandle, another Arizona Coyotes defenseman, finished 12th in voting.
On December 16, 2014, Ekman-Larsson tied the Arizona Coyotes' franchise record for OT-winning goals by a player in a single season, by scoring his third OT-winning goal of the season on a slapshot from the left circle with 0.03 seconds left in overtime in a 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers. 
Ekman-Larsson's maternal grandfather Kenneth Ekman, also a defenceman, was selected to the Swedish team for the 1972 Olympics. Swedish international footballer Amanda Ilestedt is Ekman-Larsson's cousin.
In 2013 Oliver Ekman-Larsson founded OEL, a luxury clothing line based out of Ekman-Larsson's native country of Sweden. 
Regular season and playoffs
|2010–11||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||15||3||7||10||16||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "OEL of Sweden". 2014-12-18.
- Oliver Ekman-Larsson's player profile at NHL.com
- Oliver Ekman-Larsson's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Oliver Ekman-Larsson's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Oliver Ekman-Larsson profile at Eurohockey.com
|Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick