Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mattias Ekholm
Mattias Ekholm was born on May 24, 1990 in Borlange, Sweden. In his first season with Brynas, Ekholm was named the Elitserien Rookie of the Year after recording 33 points in 55 games. He was selected in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators.

Ekholm played two games with the Predators at the start of the 2011-12 season before returning to Brynäs for the remainder of the season. His offensive numbers dipped in Brynas during his sophomore campaign. In 41 games he managed just nine goals and eight assists.

Ekholm would join the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League for the 2011-12 season.

The 2014-15 season was a break out year for Ekholm where he posted 7 goals and 18 points in 80 games for the Predators. This production gave him a stable role within the Predators line up.

On the international stage, Ekholm has represented his native Sweden three times which is highlighted by a Bronze Medal performance at the 2014 World Hockey Championships.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2006-07 Mora IK U18 Swe-U18 5 2 2 4 6
2006-07 Mora IK Jr. Swe-Jr. 36 0 4 4 28 2 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Mora IK U18 Swe-U18 9 4 5 9 12
2007-08 Mora IK Jr. Swe-Jr. 37 5 7 12 54
2007-08 Mora IK Sweden 1 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Mora IK Sweden-Q 6 0 0 0 2
2007-08 Sweden WJ18-A 6 1 0 1 2
2008-09 Mora IK Jr. Swe-Jr. 21 3 5 8 32
2008-09 Mora IK Sweden-2 38 2 11 13 12 3 0 0 0 4
2009-10 Mora IK Sweden-2 41 1 21 22 54 2 0 0 0 6
2009-10 Sweden WJC-A 6 1 0 1 6
2010-11 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 55 10 23 33 38 5 0 4 4 10
2011-12 Nashville Predators NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
2011-12 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 41 9 8 17 55 17 1 8 9 12
2012-13 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 59 10 22 32 30 +15 4 0 1 1 0
2012-13 Nashville Predators NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
2013-14 Nashville Predators NHL 62 1 8 9 10 -8
2013-14 Sweden WC-A 10 2 5 7 8 +1
2014-15 Nashville Predators NHL 80 7 11 18 52 +12 6 1 0 1 2
2014-15 Sweden WC-A 8 0 3 3 6 +2
2015-16 Nashville Predators NHL 82 8 27 35 44 +14 14 3 4 7 4
2015-16 Sweden WC-A 2 1 0 1 2 -4
2016-17 Nashville Predators NHL 82 3 20 23 34 +4 22 1 10 11 38
NHL Totals 309 19 66 85 140 42 5 14 19 44


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