MEMBER
  MEMBER
SEARCH
Veteran defenceman expected to remain in Nashville past March 3rd's deadline
Photo credit: John Russell - Getty Images

VETERAN DEFENCEMAN EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN NASHVILLE PAST MARCH 3RD'S DEADLINE

JAN 21, 2023  (14H59)      COOPER GODIN
It seems like it's a yearly tradition leading up to the trade deadline to talk about Nashville Predators defenceman Mattias Ekholm. His name always pops up in trade rumours and despite contending teams being interested in him in recent years, he's opted to remain with the Preds and it sounds like it will be no different this season.

According to Paul Skrbina of The Tennessean, Ekholm is unlikely to be traded by the Predators because his family wants to remain in Nashville.

The Borlange (Sweden) native is in the first year of a four-year contract he signed with the Predators in the summer which sees him earn $6.25 million, but has no trade protection. The Predators are reportedly shopping the 32-year-old and have made him available.

In 45 games for the Predators this season, the 12-year veteran has 17 points (five goals, 12 assists), 16 penalty minutes and is a plus-two.


image

Image from PuckEmpire on Instagram
TRENDING NOW 
DOMINIK HASEK SLAMS ALEX OVECHKINS SHOOTOUT W/ HIS SON AS HEINOUS ACT
DOMINIK HASEK SLAMS ALEX OVECHKIN'S SHOOTOUT W/ HIS SON AS A 'HEINOUS ACT'
11-YEAR-OLD GETS SPECIAL GIFTS FROM CONNOR BEDARD AFTER BEDARD FORGETS HIS EQUIPMENT
11-YEAR-OLD GETS SPECIAL GIFTS FROM CONNOR BEDARD AFTER BEDARD FORGETS HIS EQUIPMENT
RED WINGS PLACE 27-YEAR-OLD FORWARD ON WAIVERS
RED WINGS PLACE 27-YEAR-OLD FORWARD ON WAIVERS
TREVOR ZEGRAS BASHES THE NHLS ALL-STAR GAME SKILLS COMPETITION
TREVOR ZEGRAS BASHES THE NHL'S ALL-STAR GAME & SKILLS COMPETITION
ALEXANDER RADULOV KNOCKS OPPONENT'S TEETH OUT WITH MONSTROUS HIT IN KHL
ALEXANDER RADULOV KNOCKS OPPONENT'S TEETH OUT WITH MONSTROUS HIT IN KHL
OVECHKIN REVEALS THE REASON HE ISNT ALLOWED TO WEAR TINTED VISOR ANYMORE
OVECHKIN REVEALS THE REASON HE ISN'T ALLOWED TO WEAR A TINTED VISOR ANYMORE
DID BRADY TKACHUK JUST MAKE DIRTY PLAY...IN THE ALL-STAR GAME?
DID BRADY TKACHUK JUST MAKE A DIRTY PLAY...IN THE ALL-STAR GAME?
JAKOB CHYCHRUNS LATEST MOVE MAKES TRADE TO TORONTO SEEM MOST LIKELY
JAKOB CHYCHRUN'S LATEST MOVE MAKES A TRADE TO TORONTO SEEM MOST LIKELY
pub