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Mattias Ekholm
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Mattias Ekholm  #14

Nashville Predators  Defenseman
NUMBER: 14 BIRTHDATE: May 24, 1990  (AGE 25)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Borlange, Sweden
WEIGHT: 204 DRAFTED: NSH / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 4th   (102nd overall)    Prospect Bio
2015 Playoff Notes: - Recorded the first playoff point of his career, a goal, on Sunday in Chicago (Game Three). - Tied for the top spot among all League skaters with a +5. NHL Playoff Notes: - 2015 will be his first career appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Additional Playoff/Championship Notes: - Helped Sweden to a bronze medal at the 2014 World Championship and was named one of the nation s three best players in the tournament. - Helped Brynas claim the 2012 Le Mat Trophy as Elitserien champions; he led all defensemen, and tied for sixth among all skaters, in assists (8) during the 2012 Elitserien Playoffs. - Earned a bronze medal while representing Sweden at the 2010 World Junior Championship where he tied for tournament lead with a +10 rating.
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I'm very excited about what happened today. We've worked on this deal with Toronto for a month, or over a month. It got a little bit of legs on draft day, but it really heated up last night, and we were able to complete the deal today.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on Phil Kessel, who he acquired from the Maple Leafs in a trade on Wednesday
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