Mar 15, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT
The Phoenix Coyotes have signed defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson to a six-year contract, the NHL club announced Friday.
Monetary terms of the deal were not disclosed by the Coyotes, however, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger, it appears to be a $33 million contract for the 21-year-old Ekman-Larsson, who is now in his third NHL season.
“Oliver is an exceptional young player who will continue to improve as he matures,” Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said in a statement on the team’s website.
“He is an important part of our future and we are pleased to have agreed on a long term contract.”
Last year, in his sophomore season in Phoenix, Ekman-Larsson had 13 goals and 32 points, playing in all 82 regular season game for the Coyotes. He also had one goal and four points in 16 playoff games last year.
Ekman-Larsson, the Coyotes’ first-round, sixth overall, pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, was in the final year of his entry level contract.
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Connor McDavid’s running mate in Erie was the OHL’s leading scorer last season.
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Quebec City and Las Vegas have already expressed interest.
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Russian forward is coming off a solid rookie campaign.
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It’s now a crowded crease in Edmonton.
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For the third straight year.
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That’s him in the blue shirt, standing next to ex-NHL goalie Dan Cloutier… who is 6’1.
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Spent last year with Colorado’s AHL affiliate.
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Click for all the cap hits.
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His Kelowna Rockets went to the 2015 Memorial Cup.
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“You basically say, ‘I have no idea what’s going on, but it’s a great place to play and we have great fans and a great stadium.'”
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Played 59 games for the Sabres last season.
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“He gets to come in and have a heck of a year and put the screws to us.”
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They have the arena, but not the potential owner.
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Finished with a career-high 18 goals last season in Vancouver.
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Can become an unrestricted free agent next summer.
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The 23-year-old could be in line for a significant raise.
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Monday’s collection of links.
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He struggled in his first year pro split between the AHL and ECHL.
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He was bought out by Carolina last week.
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He’ll make $650,000 at the NHL level and $250,000 in the AHL.
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