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Mattias Ekholm

27-Year-Old Defenseman – Nashville Predators

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

After taking a major step forward the previous season, it was one step back for Ekholm last year, as he followed up his career-high 35 points with a disappointing 23 in 2016-17. The dropoff is somewhat puzzling, as Ekholm saw increases in both overall ice time and power-play...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 215   DOB: 5/24/1990   BORN: Borlange, Sweden   DRAFTED: 4th Rd, #102 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Mattias Ekholm Contract Information:

Signed a six-year, $22.5 million contract extension with the Predators in October of 2015.

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Ekholm collected two assists -- one on the power play -- through 26:13 of ice time during Tuesday's 6-5 win over Philadelphia.

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Mattias Ekholm NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2011-12 21 NHL NSH 2 0 0 0 -1 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:25 0 0 0 0:34 0 3
2012-13 22 NHL NSH 1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:05 0 0 0 1:03 0 0
2013-14 23 NHL NSH 62 1 8 9 -8 10 58 1.7 0 0 16:49 0 0 0 0:12 42 55
2014-15 24 NHL NSH 80 7 11 18 12 52 86 8.1 1 0 19:01 1 1 2 0:37 57 102
2015-16 25 NHL NSH 82 8 27 35 14 44 114 7.0 3 1 20:15 1 4 5 1:08 67 106
2016-17 26 NHL NSH 82 3 20 23 4 34 120 2.5 1 0 23:28 0 3 3 1:26 61 108
2017-18 27 NHL NSH 5 0 2 2 -3 0 9 0.0 0 0 26:18 0 1 1 3:05 8 11
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2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

26:18

Average Time On Ice

On average, Mattias Ekholm was on the ice for 26:18.

3:05

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Mattias Ekholm was on the ice for 3:05 during power plays.

5:01

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Mattias Ekholm was on the ice for 5:01 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 20:15 1:08 1:43
2016-17 23:28 1:26 2:16
2017-18 26:18 3:05 5:01

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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 17 COL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 25:27 2:44
Oct 14 CHI@CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 6 31:19 2:35
Oct 12 DAL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 27:46 3:56
Oct 10 PHI 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 1 26:13 0:41
Oct 7 PIT@PIT 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 2 23:05 2:06
Oct 5 BOS@BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 23:05 3:23

Mattias Ekholm: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ekholm contributed an assist in Monday's Game 4 win against the Penguins.

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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.

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Ekholm tallied an assist for the third game in a row in Sunday's Game 2 loss to Anaheim.

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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.

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Ekholm was held off the scoresheet for the seventh consecutive game in Saturday's regular-season finale against the Jets.

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Ekholm had two shots on goal, two blocked shots and a hit during Saturday's game against the Hurricanes. However, he registered a minus-2 and failed to crack the scoresheet for the ninth straight game.

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Ekholm scored the game-winning goal against the Blue Jackets on Sunday.

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Ekholm recorded two assists and three shots Thursday against the Blue Jackets.

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Ekholm registered a goal, an assist and a plus-2 rating during Tuesday's 5-1 win over New Jersey.

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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.

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Ekholm was held off the scoresheet for the 10th time in 12 games during Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Senators.

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Ekholm has just a single assist through four games this season.

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2017-18

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2016-17

Ekholm took a strong step forward in his development last year, setting career highs in almost every major category, including points (35), plus-minus (plus-14), shots on goal (114) and average ice time (20:15). After spending two seasons in a third-pairing defensive role, Ekholm finally emerged as a guy the Preds could count on in a top-four capacity – one of the reasons why the team felt it could afford to trade Seth Jones for Ryan Johansen back in January. With Roman Josi and the newly acquired P.K. Subban expected to anchor the Preds’ top pairing, Ekholm isn’t likely to see another big jump in his numbers this season, but a repeat of last year’s stats shouldn’t be considered a disappointment.

2015-16

Ekholm was a pleasant surprise for the Predators last season, doubling his offensive output from nine to 18 points over the season before. In addition, his average ice time jumped by over two minutes per game -- from 16:49 to 19:01 -- as he saw regular second-pairing duty alongside Ryan Ellis, and even saw second-line power-play duty, where he chipped in a goal and an assist. From a fantasy standpoint, you won’t necessarily win your league having Ekholm on your roster, but if you’re in a deep format, he might be worth a late-round pick. He figures to reprise a similar role on the Preds’ blue line this season, which means you could see a further jump in his scoring totals.

2014-15

Ekholm, who signed a two-year, $2.075 million contract with the Predators in July, recorded nine points in 62 games for the Preds as a rookie last season. He showed real scoring potential in the AHL two seasons ago (10 goals and 32 points in 59 games) and in Sweden back in 2010-11 (10 goals and 33 points in 55 games). But so far with the Preds, his role has been more of a stay-at-home defenseman. The Preds will continue to rely on guys like Shea Weber, Roman Josi and Seth Jones to jump in and join the rush, while Ekholm will focus mainly on keeping the puck out of his own net. Bottom line, there's not much fantasy potential here.