FILE- Team Canada\'s Corey Perry (right) takes down Sweden\'s Oliver Ekman-Larsson on May 16, 2010 at the IIHF world hockey championship in Mannheim, Germany. The Phoenix Coyotes have signed defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, a first-round pick in the 2009 draft. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Phoenix Coyotes have signed defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, a first-round pick in the 2009 draft.
The entry-level deal was announced by the team Monday. Ekman-Larsson, who was taken sixth overall, had nine goals, 27 points and 98 penalty minutes in 42 games this season with Leksand, a professional team in Sweden.
The 18-year-old was a member of the Swedish team that won bronze at the World Championships in Germany this month.