Mattias Ekholm Player Info

Mattias Ekholm

#14

Position

Defence

Shoots

Left

Salary

$5,825,000 Exp. 2024 (UFA)

Height

6'4"

Weight

215 lbs

Cap Hit

$5,825,000

Age

31

Birthplace

Borlange,
Sweden

Clause

No Trade

Years Pro

12

Drafted

2009:R4 - 11th

Status Report

ROTOWIRE / Thu, Apr 8

News

Henrique scored a goal on four shots and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.

Impact

Henrique opened the scoring on a pass from Danton Heinen in the first period. The 31-year-old Henrique shares the Ducks' goal-scoring lead with Maxime Comtois -- both forwards have 11 this year. Henrique has added six helpers, 67 shots on net, 35 hits and a minus-9 rating through 36 games. The center has just two goals in his last eight appearances.

Mattias Ekholm Player Statistics

DATE OPP RESULT G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG S% TOI
03/12 at L 0-2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 00:23:22
01/12 at W 6-0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 00:38:25
28/11 at L 6-2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 00:20:42
26/11 at W 4-2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 00:22:32
25/11 at L 2-5 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 00:22:15
TEAM GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SEASON
16 0 3 3 -5 4 0 0 2021-2022
48 6 17 23 19 14 0 2 2020-2021
2 1 2 3 3 2 0 0 2019-2020
80 8 36 44 25 57 2 6 2018-2019
81 11 24 35 26 50 5 8 2017-2018
82 8 27 35 14 44 1 4 2015-2016
79 7 11 18 11 62 1 1 2014-2015
62 1 8 9 -8 10 0 0 2013-2014
1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 2012-2013
1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 2011-2012
TEAM GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA PLAYOFF
6 0 3 3 2 6 0 1 2020-2021
13 1 7 8 4 12 0 0 2018
22 1 10 11 5 43 1 3 2017
14 3 4 7 2 4 0 2 2016
6 1 0 1 4 2 0 0 2015

Mattias Ekholm Player Bio


Mattias Ekholm

ON-ICE VALUE
First-Pairing Ddefenseman

STRENGTHS
Puck Management: Ekholm’s decisions with the puck aren’t flashy, but they’re incredibly efficient. After retrievals, he displays a great feel for where forecheckers are coming from and where his outlets are. On the breakout and the attack, he opts for simple, high-percentage plays instead of needlessly risky ones.

Size: His 6’4”, 215-pound frame comes in handy in all three zones. He can disrupt the opposition with his reach, body them off the puck along the boards and stuff clearances on his pinches. When he’s on, he’s somehow both a calming presence and everywhere at once.

Defense: Ekholm is a strong defender who can play against stiff competition. His length and physicality are tremendous assets in the trenches, as he can foil puck-carriers through his brawn and stick work. His size, active stick and sound positioning allow him to act as a thorn in the side of opponents in any situation. He’s just always in the right place at the right time.

WEAKNESSES
Skating: This one is fairly obvious. Ekholm is a below-average skater. It takes him ages to reach his top speed, and he doesn’t boast the sudden change of direction to shake defenders in solo scenarios. Though he keeps a solid gap, opponents can find success against him by chipping the puck to an area and chasing.

Overaggressive: As the Predators’ system has opened up in recent years, it has encouraged some bad habits. Ekholm has transitioned from a quiet pillar to a looser blueliner who sometimes gets carried away in possession. He’ll storm down the ice and put his club in trouble because he doesn’t have the speed to recover in time.

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