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14 Mattias Ekholm D

Nashville Predators

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
47%26%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
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Latest News
  • Predators' Mattias Ekholm: Posts assist in Game 4 win

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/6/17) Ekholm contributed an assist in Monday's Game 4 win against the Penguins.

    The 27-year-old now has three points over the past two games, and he's complemented them with 16 penalty minutes. Nashville leans heavily on its top two defensive pairings, which is a huge reason why Ekholm has averaged over 25 minutes of ice time this postseason. He has one goal and 10 assists to show for it, with three of those points coming on the power play.

    Predators' Mattias Ekholm: Nets first goal of playoffs

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/4/17) Ekholm scored his first goal of the playoffs, collected an assist and racked up 12 PIM in Saturday's Game 3 win over the Penguins.

    This was quite the eventful night for the 27-year-old, who has logged over 20 minutes of ice time in every game this postseason. Ekholm isn't viewed as a goal-scorer, but he's a great puck-mover and has been a force on the Nashville blue line. He beat Matt Murray with a slap shot on the power play Saturday and is now up to 10 points this postseason. Ekholm doesn't possess the same offensive skills of fellow rearguards P.K. Subban, Roman Josi and Ryan Ellis, but he's a wall defensively who can still contribute up front on occasion.

    Predators' Mattias Ekholm: Picks up point for third straight game

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/15/17) Ekholm tallied an assist for the third game in a row in Sunday's Game 2 loss to Anaheim.

    The blueliner started the playoffs a bit slowly with two assists in the first nine games, but he's more than made up for it lately with four helpers in his last three. With eight shots on goal in three games compared to six in the previous nine, it seems like Ekholm has found his offensive groove.

    Predators' Mattias Ekholm: Puts Ducks on notice with dominant Game 1

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/12/17) Ekholm recorded two assists, four shots and two blocked shots while logging 31:05 of ice time during Friday's Game 1 overtime win against Anaheim.

    It had been a quiet postseason for Ekholm entering the Western Conference finals, but by no means was the 26-year-old Swede playing poorly. In fact, considering his huge role and strong two-way game, it figured to only be a matter of time until he popped up on the scoresheet. Ekholm isn't as flashy or renowned as his top peers in Nashville, but he shouldn't be overlooked as a low-priced flier in daily contests.

    Predators' Mattias Ekholm: Seven-game scoreless drought to finish regular season

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/9/17) Ekholm was held off the scoresheet for the seventh consecutive game in Saturday's regular-season finale against the Jets.

    Ekholm was a major disappointment this season, as the Swedish rearguard delivered just 23 points following his career-high 35 points from a year ago. He even saw more ice time this season (23:28, up from 20:15), but just couldn't get anything going offensively most nights despite being locked in a top-four role. With defensive studs P.K. Subban and Roman Josi set to provide the majority of offense from the Preds' blue for the foreseeable future, Ekholm's fantasy value takes a significant hit going into next season following his less-than-stellar showing this year.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2011-12Nashville2000-1000000
2012-13Nashville1000-1000000
2013-14Nashville62189-8000000
2014-15Nashville807111812101000
2015-16Nashville828273514113000
2016-17Nashville82320234001000
309196685202150
MORE CAREER STATS
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
2016-17Nashville1202.51923:352330117:00185:31340017
3795.06187:397888274:43530:151400070
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2014-15Nashville61014000000
2015-16Nashville143472000000
2016-17Nashville22110116100000
425141912100000
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2014-15Nashville616.7158:272104:0211:402001
2015-16Nashville2512.0333:1544032:2724:324002
2016-17Nashville333.0557:2771446:5145:39380113
647.81049:09136483:2081:51440116
 
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/204
Birthdate:
5/24/1990
Age:
27
Hometown:
Borlange, Sweden
Team:
Nashville Predators
School:

NHL Experience:
5