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Mattias Ekholm
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Mattias Ekholm  #42

Nashville Predators  Defenseman
NUMBER: 42 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

Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.

— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals