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Draft Prospect - 2009
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Oliver Larsson
European Skater
Leksand, SWEDEN-2
Final Rank:  4 Midterm Rank:  8
Position:  Defenseman Shoots:  Left
Height:  6' 2" Weight:  176
Born:  July 17, 1991    
Birthplace:  Karlskrona, SWE
Drafted:  PHX (1st Round / 6th Overall) - Player Page
• A member of Team Sweden at the 2009 Under-18 World Championships, Ekman-Larsson was second in scoring among defensemen to teammate Tim Erixon with eight points (2-6-8) in six games, helping Sweden finish fifth.

• In 2008-09, playing for Leksand in the second highest league in Sweden (Allsvenskan), he ranked first in the league with a plus-44 rating and first in points (39) among under-18 players. As the youngest player on the team, he recorded 14 assists from the blue-line in 39 games.

• Prior to joining Leksand, he played 27 games for Tingsryd in the Swedish junior league and helped Smaland win Sweden’s national tournament, TV-Pucken, in 2007-08. He recorded seven points (4-3-7) in eight games and was named the tournaments Best Defenseman.

• His grandfather, Kenneth Ekman, played on Sweden’s National team and represented his country at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan.

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2007-2008
TINGSRYD
SWEDEN-2
27
3
5
8
10
2008-2009
LEKSAND
SWEDEN-2
39
3
14
17
32
2009-2010
LEKSAND
SWEDEN
42
9
18
27
98
2009-2010
LEKSAND
SWEDEN-2
42
9
18
27
98




 
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