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Mattias Ekholm

Shoots:
Left
Height:
6' 4"
Weight:
204 lbs
Age:
24
Born:
May 24, 1990
Borlange, Sweden
Drafted:
2009 - round 4, 102nd overall by Nsh
G A Pts +/- PPG
2014-15 Regular Season
7 11 18 12 1

Ekholm scored his fifth goal in 14 games in a 5-2 loss to Detroit on Saturday night.

The Nashville defenseman had one goal and 14 assists in 95 games before that stretch. He has seven points in the last 14 contests.

The Nashville Predators have signed restricted free-agent defenseman Mattias Ekholm to a two-year, $2.075 million contract. The Predators announced the signing Wednesday. The contract will pay Ekholm $1.0375 million each of the next two seasons.

Ekholm, 24, had one goal and eight assists in 62 games as a rookie last season. He was one of only six NHL defensemen to play at least 50 games and to be assessed 10 or fewer penalty minutes. He also played one game for the Predators in 2012-13 and appeared in two games with the team in 2011-12.

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