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Oliver Ekman-Larsson Named Arizona Coyotes Captain

Oliver Ekman-Larsson Named Arizona Coyotes Captain
Published On: Thu, Sep 13
Feb 29, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) skates in the ice during warm-ups prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Oliver Ekman-LarssonA has been named theA fourth captain inA Arizona Coyotes history.

Ekman-Larsson scored 14 goals and recorded 42 points in 82 games for the Coyotes last season and led the team by playing an average of 23:41 per game.

He signed an eight-year contract extension with the club on July 1.

"Oliver is a tremendous player and person," said general manager JohnA A Chayka. "On the ice, he leads by example and is one of the game's premier defensemen. Off the ice, he is greatly admired and respected by his teammates, coaches and training staff and is also one of our most active players in the community. He is loyal, the consummate professional and a fierce competitor and I'm confident that he'll be an excellent captain for the Coyotes for many years to come."

The 26-year old was drafted in the first round (No. 6 overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Coyotes.

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