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Nashville Predators

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Own%Start%
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Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
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Latest News
  • Predators' Mattias Ekholm: Notches first multi-point outing of year

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (12/20/16) Ekholm registered a goal, an assist and a plus-2 rating during Tuesday's 5-1 win over New Jersey.

    That's more like it. Ekholm finally notched his first multi-point outing of the season, although owners may not have been there to see it considering his recent struggles. The 26-year-old came into Tuesday's matchup with an unspectacular nine assists (no goals), but this could be the outing that pushes the Swedish blueliner back into the starting conversation.

    Predators' Mattias Ekholm: Snaps pointless drought with assist vs. Devils

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (12/4/16) Ekholm saw his six-game pointless streak come to an end Saturday after registering an assist during the Preds' 5-4 OT loss to the Devils.

    It's been a frustrating season for fantasy owners who drafted Ekholm expecting another 30-plus point season from him, similar to last year. However, with just six points in 23 games so far, he's only on pace for something in the low 20's, which just won't cut it in most leagues. The good news is, he's still averaging more than 20 minutes in ice time per game -- with about two minutes coming on the power play -- and he's also being paired up with P.K. Subban at even strength. Bottom line, Ekholm is being put in a very good position to start piling up the points -- he just has to execute. For now, show a little more patience with him before looking for a viable fantasy alternative.

    Predators' Mattias Ekholm: Failing to build on last season's success

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/10/16) Ekholm was held off the scoresheet for the 10th time in 12 games during Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Senators.

    Despite seeing a meaningful bump in ice time this season (23:28 versus 20:15 last year), Ekholm just can't seem to make the most of the increased on-ice responsibility he's been given by coach Peter Laviolette. Perhaps his one saving grace is his zero plus-minus rating, which isn't worth much from a fantasy perspective, but should keep him out of the coach's doghouse considering most of his teammates are in negative territory. For now, expect Ekholm's TOI to stay relatively constant, but he should really be on your fantasy bench until his offensive totals take a turn for the better.

    Predators' Mattias Ekholm: Seeing more ice time in 2016-17

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (10/22/16) Ekholm has just a single assist through four games this season.

    True, Ekholm hasn't contributed much in the early going thus far. However, he's seeing more ice time compared to last year (24:02 vs. 20:15) and he's shooting the puck more (2.0 shots per game vs. 1.4 last year). If sustained, those two factors alone should lead to higher offensive totals this season. For now, Ekholm remains entrenched a top-four defenseman for the Preds, and should be owned in almost all medium to deep fantasy formats.

    Predators' Mattias Ekholm: Value on the rise

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (8/20/16) Ekholm broke out offensively last season, potting eight goals to complement 27 assists over a full 82-game schedule. Still, Nashville's assistant coach Phil Housley expects the blueliner to take another step forward in the 2016-17 campaign.

    While it's not clear if Ekholm will join celebrated newcomer P.K. Subban to form the first defensive pair, the smooth-skating Swede is almost assuredly set for a top-four role with a Predators team that averaged the fewest shots against in the NHL last year (27.3 per game). A fourth-round draft choice in 2009, Eklholm earns his keep in fantasy leagues due to his ability to move the puck for scores, plus he's posted shooting percentages of 8.1 and 7.0, respectively, over the last two seasons. Ekholm is in the thick of his prime at the age of 26 and deserves consideration in the vast majority of league formats.

  • April 5, 2015: Stars beat Predators 4-3 on penalty shot in OT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Cody Eakin hadn't attempted a penalty shot before. Finding himself in overtime with the Dallas Stars needing a win certainly didn't ease the pressure.
    March 26, 2015: Rinne gets 40th win, Predators beat Lightning 3-2
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Pekka Rinne helped Nashville overcome some offensive lulls.
    March 26, 2015: Rinne gets 40th win, Predators beat Lightning 3-2
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Pekka Rinne made 28 saves for his 40th win, and the Nashville Predators moved into first place in the Central Division Thursday night by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2.
    March 25, 2015: Preds' Ekholm Opens Scoring In Win Over Habs
    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.
    March 25, 2015: Forsberg's goal lifts Predators past Canadiens 3-2 in OT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have struggled enough over the past month that they'll take any bounce they can get, especially against Montreal goalie Carey Price.
 
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SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
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2012-13Nashville1000-1000000
2013-14Nashville62189-8000000
2014-15Nashville807111812101000
2015-16Nashville828273514113000
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SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2011-12Nashville10.024:50371:070:310000
2012-13Nashville00.016:05201:030:000000
2013-14Nashville581.71042:38139612:3982:1810005
2014-15Nashville868.11520:42198349:45121:00520026
2015-16Nashville1147.01659:49212293:09140:55440022
2016-17Nashville623.21051:36125786:21108:44220011
3215.65315:406815244:04453:281280064
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SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2014-15Nashville61014000000
2015-16Nashville143472000000
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2015-16Nashville2512.0333:1544032:2724:324002
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/204
Birthdate:
5/24/1990
Age:
26
Hometown:
Borlange, Sweden
Team:
Nashville Predators
School:

NHL Experience:
5