Pierre LeBrun: The Nashville Predators and defenseman Mattias Ekholm settled on a four-year agreement extension with a $6.5 million cap hit. Ekholm was getting in the last year of his offer.
Adam Vingan: Ekholm agreement 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 provision.
The Athletic: Mattias Ekholm and his representatives wanted to close down extension talks throughout the season however sides reached an offer prior to the 31-year old signed today.
Dom Luszczyszyn: “Ekholm is a fantastic player but one who would’ve been a valuable trade chip for a team that should be rebuilding. His age makes the deal is especially risky because a sharp decline can come at any time.”
It truly resembled a night-and-day circumstance as quickly as he went from the clean-up guy with Ellis or Subban to “the guy who does everything” with Fabbro. pic.twitter.com/3HTDRUjKSj
— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) October 13, 2021
Mattias Ekholm is great now, however at 31 his compensation list has plenty of warnings. This offer might age rather badly and I’m not precisely sure why Nashville signed it offered the group’s existing trajectory. pic.twitter.com/2RcFI5wbFa
— dom at the athletic (@domluszczyszyn) October 13, 2021
The Nashville Predators have actually re-signed Mattias Ekholm to four-year extension with $6.25M annually. Interesting relocation by the Predators. Are they in restore or are they concentrate on winning? Who understands? pic.twitter.com/DyalSbUroS
— Andy & Rono 📊 (@HockeyStatsCZ) October 13, 2021