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Mattias Ekholm

Mattias Ekholm  #14

Nashville Predators  Defenseman
NUMBER: 14 BIRTHDATE: May 24, 1990  (AGE 24)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Borlange, Sweden
WEIGHT: 204 DRAFTED: NSH / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 4th   (102nd overall)    Prospect Bio

- Will represent Sweden at the 2014 IIHF World Championship.
- Among rookie defensemen, ranked in the Top 15 in games played (62) and Top 25 in points (1g-8a-9pts).
- Tallied his first career goal on Jan. 7 against San Jose.
- Recorded his first career assist/point on Oct. 26 at St. Louis, the first of four straight games in which he recorded a point.
- Won the 2012 Borje Salming Award as the Swedish Hockey League’s top defenseman, and helped Brynas claim the 2012 Le Mat Trophy as Swedish Hockey League champions.
- Named 2011 Swedish Hockey League Rookie of the Year. Others to have won the award include Henrik Zetterberg, Loui Eriksson and Nicklas Backstrom.
- On Twitter: @MatEkh14

Quote of the Day

We think that Randy is a very good coach. Our players think that Randy is a very good coach. We think that he's going to get the most out of this group. With the addition of the two assistants, a bit of a different dynamic, we're very comfortable that this is a quality coaching staff that's going to maximize the potential of this team.

— Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on head coach Randy Carlyle and his staff