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Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Born 17 July 1991 (1991-07-17) (age 30)
Karlskrona, SWE
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Allsvenskan team Leksands IF
NHL Draft 6th overall, 2009
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2007–present



Oliver Oscar Emanuel Ekman-Larsson (born 17 July 1991 in Karlskrona) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player[1] who currently plays for Leksands IF in the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan. He was selected sixth overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. In the season following his draft selection, Oliver produced the second most points among junior players in Allsvenskan despite missing several games while competing in the WJC.

Ekman-Larsson's maternal grandfather Kenneth Ekman[2], also a defenseman, was selected to the Swedish team for the 1972 Olympics.

International play

Ekman-Larsson represented Sweden at the 2010 World Junior Championships, where he was the highest scoring defenseman on his team with 5 points in 6 games.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Kvalserien
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Leksands IF Swe-2 39 3 14 17 32 8 2 2 4 6
2009-10 Leksands IF Swe-2 42 9 18 27 98 10 2 4 6 8
Allsvenskan totals 81 12 32 44 130 18 4 6 10 14
International
Year Team Comp   GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Sweden U18 6 2 6 8 2
2010 Sweden WJC 6 2 3 5 12
Junior Int' totals 12 4 9 13 14

References

  1. "Oliver Ekman-Larsson". eurohockey.net. http://www.eurohockey.net/players/show_player.cgi?serial=104080. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  2. Ronnie Johansson (2010-04-23). "Eliteprospects.com - Kenneth Ekman" (in Swedish). eliteprospects.com. http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=12859. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 

External links

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