26-Year-Old Defenseman – Nashville Predators
Mattias Ekholm Contract Information:
Signed a six-year, $22.5 million contract extension with the Predators in October of 2015.
Ekholm notched two assists in Thursday's overtime win against San Jose to even up the series at 2-2.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.