Predators extend Ekholm four years
NASHVILLE, TENN. — The Nashville Predators have signed defenceman Mattias Ekholm to a four-year, $25-million (U.S.) extension, keeping him under contract through the 2025-26 NHL season. General manager David Poile called Ekholm a foundational piece for the Preds. Poile said Ekholm brings size at six-foot-four, 215 pounds to the blue line. Ekholm has at least 20 points in six straight seasons, and his 23 points last season was second among Nashville defencemen.