Mattias Ekholm

#14 D / Nashville Predators / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 202 lb Age: 25 College: None

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    Predators' Mattias Ekholm: Plays hero against Edmonton Saturday

    Ehkolhm scored a pair of goals, including the game winner, Saturday against the Oilers. Ekholm is riding a three-game point streak and is up to seven goals and 20 points in 48 games on the season. Given that the 25-year-old is on pace for a career-high offensive season in his third full NHL campaign and is logging 18:57 of ice time, including second unit power-play time, Ekholm is worth looking at right now.

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    Predators' Mattias Ekholm: Notches helper in win over Jets

    Ekholm recorded an assist for the second consecutive game in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Jets. Now with eight points in his last 11 games, Ekholm is really reaping the benefits of the added responsibility he's been given since the departure of Seth Jones. He's now up to 18 points on the season which matches his career high from last year. With guys like Shea Weber and Roman Josi playing in front of him, Ekholm won't come anywhere close to posting elite offensive numbers, but he's a decent secondary option on a Preds team that is loaded with talent.

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    Predators' Mattias Ekholm: Contributes pair of helpers in loss to Avs

    Ekholm notched a pair of assists in Friday's loss to the Avalanche, giving him four points (one goal, three assists) in his last three games. One of the assists also came on the power play, where Ekholm has not been used much this season, but he recorded 2:05 worth of PP time there on Friday. With the recent departure of Seth Jones in the Ryan Johansen trade, Ekholm appears to have taken Jones' spot on the second PP unit, giving him extra fantasy appeal in most standard formats. As a result, he's worth a flyer in medium to deeper leagues right now.

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    Predators' Mattias Ekholm: Wins it for Preds in overtime Saturday

    Ekholm saved the day for the Predators on Saturday, burying the puck into the nylon against the Hurricanes in overtime. He also had an assist before playing the role of hero. This was the second two-point effort from Ekholm in the past five games. He's operating with a shooting percentage of 10.6 which is ranked 17th among NHL defensemen.

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    Predators' Mattias Ekholm: Picks up two points Tuesday

    Ekholm delivered a shorthanded goal and a secondary assist in Tuesday night's overtime loss to the Blues. Ekholm wasted no time accepting a Mike Fisher faceoff win to bury the puck into the net. The Swedish defenseman tends to go through extensive stretches without any points, but he's recorded multi-point efforts in four of the eight games that he's cracked the scoresheet.

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    Predators' Mattias Ekholm: Two points during Saturday's rout of Jets

    Ekholm registered a power-play goal and added an assist during Saturday's 7-0 whitewash of the Jets. It was his second two-point night in the past three games. Ekholm tends to score in bunches, then go quiet for long stretches. If you can stomach the dry spells, he's worth owning in deeper leagues as a third-pairing defenseman who can also chip in with some occasional offense. With seven points in 16 games so far this season, Ekholm is well on his way to surpassing the career-high 18 points he recorded last year.

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    Predators' Mattias Ekholm: Signs six-year extension

    Ekholm signed a six-year, $22.5 million contract extension with the Predators on Monday. Coming off a two-year deal with the Predators worth just over one million per season, Ekholm has earned a pay raise with the club, and will be under a long-term contract. The blueliner has really improved his offensive games over the last couple seasons, accumulating 18 points in 2014-15 and another three points (one goal, two assists) through eight contests this season.

  • Preds' Ekholm Scores In Loss

    News: Mattias Ekholm scored his first playoff goal in Sunday's Game 3 loss to the Blackhawks.
    Analysis: Mattias Ekholm doesn't often work his way onto the scoresheet as the point was just his first in six games and his first goal in nine contests. The defenseman tallied a career-high 18 points throughout the season and provides solid production for the Predators, but it doesn't always translate for fantasy purposes.
  • Preds' Ekholm Opens Scoring In Win Over Habs

    News: Mattias Ekholm got his team on the board with a first-period goal in Tuesday's 3-2 OT win over the Canadiens. It was his 16th point of the season and first in 12 games.
    Analysis: Mattias Ekholm doesn't hit the scoresheet often, but with guys like Shea Weber and Roman Josi patrolling the Preds' blue line, he doesn't have to. The team counts on him for his defensive prowess first and foremost, so that means solid play in his own zone is a must. It doesn't translate into much fantasy value outside of deeper formats, but at least with Ekholm, you know what you're getting.
  • Preds' Ekholm Showing Physical Edge

    News: Mattias Ekholm failed to crack the scoresheet for the ninth straight game Sunday against the Ducks, but saw 20:09 worth of ice time and laid out a season-high five hits.
    Analysis: Mattias Ekholm doesn't score much - just 15 points in 69 games so far this season - but he's usually pretty reliable in his own zone and his physical game is on the rise. He's currently tied for fourth on the team in plus-minus with a +14 rating, he's hitting more compared to last season (52 vs. 42) and his blocked shots are up (82 vs. 55). Bottom line, Ekholm's efforts don't usually show up on the scoresheet, but he's starting to deliver more value in secondary stat categories. That's worth something in the fantasy world.
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