Last season NHL Rumors had been floating round that the Nashville Predators had been searching at moving Mattias Ekholm on the NHL trade deadline however the Preds were given warm and changed their plans towards a playoff push.
There had been some offseason rumblings that Nashville could alternate Ekholm at the NHL draft but nothing materialized. Right now it seems the Predators are looking to re-sign him.
Pierre LeBrun become on TSN’s Insider Trading and reviews Nashville and Ekholm have talked all low season lengthy approximately an extension and feature no longer been capable of get one performed but but right here is the wrinkle: I’m instructed that agent Kurt Overhardt and Ekholm have informed preferred supervisor David Poile and the Predators that if he is not signed by way of the begin of the season we need to shelve talks.
If no agreement is ironed out inside the next five days it's miles viable the Predators will appearance to exchange him on the 2022 NHL exchange closing date and no longer chance dropping him for not anything subsequent season when he will become an UFA.
Mattias Ekholm career stats
|2006-07||Mora IK Jr.||Swe-Jr||36||zero||4||4||28||6|
|2007-08||Mora IK Jr.||Swe-Jr||37||5||7||12||54||-5|
|2008-09||Mora IK Jr.||Swe-Jr||21||three||five||eight||32||3|
|2009-10||Mora IK||Swe-1||forty one||1||21||22||fifty four||10|
|2010-eleven||Brynas IF Gavle||SEL||55||10||23||33||38||10|
|2011-12||Brynas IF Gavle||SEL||41||9||eight||17||55||1|
|2016-17||Nashville Predators||NHL||eighty two||3||20||23||34||four|
|2017-18||Nashville Predators||NHL||eighty one||10||24||34||46||25|