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Can the Predators re-sign Mattias Ekholm? Or will he be traded?

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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

Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
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
2007-08 Mora IK SEL 1 zero 0 0 0 zero
2008-09 Mora IK Jr. Swe-Jr 21 three five eight 32 3
2008-09 Mora IK Swe-1 38 2 11 thirteen 12 7
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 Nashville Predators NHL 2 0 0 zero 0 -1
2011-12 Brynas IF Gavle SEL 41 9 eight 17 55 1
2012-thirteen Milwaukee Admirals AHL 59 10 22 32 30 15
2012-thirteen Nashville Predators NHL 1 zero 0 zero 0 -1
2013-14 Nashville Predators NHL 62 1 8 nine 10 -eight
2014-15 Nashville Predators NHL eighty 7 eleven 18 52 12
2015-16 Nashville Predators NHL 82 eight 27 35 44 14
2016-17 Nashville Predators NHL eighty two 3 20 23 34 four
2017-18 Nashville Predators NHL eighty one 10 24 34 46 25
2018-19 Nashville Predators NHL eighty eight 36 44 47 27
2019-20 Nashville Predators NHL 68 eight 25 33 32 -1
2020-21 Nashville Predators NHL 48 6 17 23 14 19
NHL Totals 586 51 168 219 279

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