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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
-Scored goals in back-to-back games for the second time this season on Jan. 16 versus Washington and Jan. 17 at Detroit. -Has played in all 45 of Nashville's games this season, recording 13 points (5g-8a), improving on his previous career-high nine points (1g-8a) set during his rookie year in 2013-14. -Averaging 18:38 time on ice this season, compared to 16:49 he averaged a season ago. -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. -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

The fans love it, and it looked like they were having fun. It was great to see this city [Columbus]. They had been waiting a couple years for this game. They did it right.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos after the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday