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Mattias Ekholm

27-Year-Old Defenseman – Nashville Predators

2017-18 NHL Stats

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6

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13

PP Pts

9

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6

PIM

24

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 dished out a pair of power-play assists in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Dallas.

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Mattias Ekholm NHL Stats
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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 30 6 13 19 6 24 52 11.5 1 1 24:50 4 5 9 2:27 37 48
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#1 Right Defenseman
  1. Mattias Ekholm
  2. P.K. Subban
  3. Yannick Weber
  4. Ryan Ellis  IR
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2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

24:50

Average Time On Ice

On average, Mattias Ekholm was on the ice for 24:50.

2:27

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Mattias Ekholm was on the ice for 2:27 during power plays.

3:31

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Mattias Ekholm was on the ice for 3:31 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 24:50 2:27 3:31

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Mattias Ekholm
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 13 VAN@VAN 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 20:47 1:23
Dec 8 VGK 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 28:08 3:14
Dec 5 DAL@DAL 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0.0 0 5 19:52 1:39
Dec 4 BOS 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 27:43 2:00
Dec 2 ANA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 25:07 2:54
Nov 30 VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 24:32 2:15
Nov 28 CHI 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 2 25:23 2:13
Nov 26 CAR@CAR 1 1 2 0 4 1 0 0 4 25.0 1 3 26:22 0:34
Nov 24 STL@STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 24:50 0:00
Nov 22 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 25:36 5:15
Nov 20 WPG 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 2 25:03 1:55
Nov 18 COL 1 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 20:18 3:04
Nov 16 MIN@MIN 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 33.3 3 0 24:48 3:10
Nov 14 WAS 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 21:26 3:33
Nov 11 PIT 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 27:09 1:33
Nov 7 CLM@CLM 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 25:48 4:01
Nov 4 LOS@LOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 24:40 1:15
Nov 3 ANA@ANA 0 1 1 1 4 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 1 22:46 3:04
Nov 1 SAN@SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 27:27 2:49
Oct 28 NYI 0 2 2 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 1 20:34 2:51
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Oct 27 CHI@CHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 24:48 3:51
Oct 24 CGY 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 24:58 0:43
Oct 21 NYR@NYR 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 1 23:57 3:24
Oct 19 PHI@PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 26:09 1:20
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 recorded a power-play goal and added an assist during Sunday's loss to the Hurricanes.

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Ekholm scored for the third consecutive game and picked up four PIM in Saturday's win over Colorado.

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Ekholm scored his third goal of the season and added an assist in Thursday's loss to the Wild.

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Ekholm recorded a power-play goal, an assist, four shots on net and a plus-2 rating through 21:26 of ice time (3:33 with the man advantage) during Tuesday's 6-3 win over Washington.

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Ekholm (upper body) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Sharks, Brooks Bratton of the Predators' official site reports.

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Ekholm sustained an apparent upper-body injury in Tuesday's practice, Robby Stanley of NHL.com reports.

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Ekholm delivered two assists with a single hit and blocked shot in Saturday's 6-2 home loss to the Islanders.

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Ekholm snapped a five-game pointless slump with a goal -- his first of the season -- in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers. He also recorded a minor penalty, three shots on goal, two hits and a blocked shot in 23:57 of ice time.

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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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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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.