Pierre LeBrun: The Nashville Predators and defenseman Mattias Ekholm agreed on a four-year contract extension with a $6.5 million cap hit. Ekholm was getting into the ultimate 12 months of his deal.
Adam Vingan: Ekholm contract breakdown.
2022-23: $5.5 million
2023-24: $6.5 million
2024-25: $6.5 million
2025-26: $6.5 million
Ekholm doesn’t get a no-trade or no-movement clause.
The Athletic: Mattias Ekholm and his brokers have been prepared to close down extension talks in the course of the season however sides reached a deal earlier than the 31-year previous signed as we speak.
Dom Luszczyszyn: “Ekholm is a unbelievable participant however one who would’ve been a precious commerce chip for a crew that ought to be rebuilding. His age makes the deal is very dangerous as a result of a pointy decline can come at any time.”
It actually was like a night-and-day scenario as quickly as he went from the clean-up man with Ellis or Subban to “the man who does every little thing” with Fabbro. pic.twitter.com/3HTDRUjKSj
— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) October 13, 2021
Mattias Ekholm is superb now, however at 31 his comp checklist is stuffed with crimson flags. This deal may age fairly poorly and I’m not precisely certain why Nashville signed it given the crew’s present trajectory. pic.twitter.com/2RcFI5wbFa
— dom on the athletic (@domluszczyszyn) October 13, 2021
The Nashville Predators have re-signed Mattias Ekholm to four-year extension with $6.25M per 12 months. Fascinating transfer by the Predators. Are they in rebuild or are they deal with profitable? Who is aware of? pic.twitter.com/DyalSbUroS
— Andy & Rono 📊 (@HockeyStatsCZ) October 13, 2021