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Coyotes ink Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Updated: March 15, 2013, 11:38 PM ET
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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Phoenix Coyotes have signed young defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson to a six-year contract.

The deal is worth $5.5 million annually, a source told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

A 21-year-old from Sweden, Ekman-Larsson has been considered Phoenix's top defenseman after the Coyotes took him with the sixth overall pick of the 2009 draft.

Ekman-Larsson played in all 82 games last season, setting career highs with 13 goals and 19 assists. This season, he has three ...

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