FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) and Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Josh Anderson (77) skate to the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Glendale, Ariz. Ekman-Larsson watched Shane Doan lead the Arizona Coyotes for seven seasons before the captain retired in 2017. Now, after signing an eight-year contract extension to remain in the desert, Ekman-Larsson is poised to take over a primary leadership role.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) and Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Josh Anderson (77) skate to the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Glendale, Ariz. Ekman-Larsson watched Shane Doan lead the Arizona Coyotes for seven seasons before the captain retired in 2017. Now, after signing an eight-year contract extension to remain in the desert, Ekman-Larsson is poised to take over a primary leadership role. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) Ross D. Franklin AP
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) and Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Josh Anderson (77) skate to the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Glendale, Ariz. Ekman-Larsson watched Shane Doan lead the Arizona Coyotes for seven seasons before the captain retired in 2017. Now, after signing an eight-year contract extension to remain in the desert, Ekman-Larsson is poised to take over a primary leadership role. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) Ross D. Franklin AP

Ekman-Larsson poised to lead Coyotes into the future

July 12, 2018 04:31 PM