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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
-Tallied his first career multi-point game on Nov. 6 in Dallas (2a) and tied a career high with four shots on goal. -Changed his number from No. 42 to No. 14 at the start of the 2014-15 season. -Helped Sweden to a bronze medal at the 2014 World Championship and was named one of the nation's three best players in the process. -At the World Championship, tied for second with Roman Josi among tournament defensemen in points (2g-5a-7pts). -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

When I first became captain here, Monsieur Beliveau came to me and said, 'You're going to be fine. You don't have to change, you got selected because of who you are.'

— Saku Koivu on Thursday, recalling what he was told by the late Jean Beliveau when he was named Canadiens captain in 1999
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