time. "They have some young kids (including 18-year-old center Filip Forsberg and 22-year-old defenseman Mattias Ekholm ) that are going to be out there trying to try things, but we know one thing with Nashville they play hard and it's
of the season with what Predators coach Barry Trotz called a ''below the neck injury'' at the morning skate. Mattias Ekholm , who played his first game with the Predators this season, replaced him in the lineup. ... The Predators are
It was the first game with Nashville for RW Niclas Bergfors and Brian McGrattan and the NHL debut for defenseman Mattias Ekholm . ... Nashville put RW Martin Erat on injured reserve Thursday.
Columbus. Other defensemen expected to play in Nashville sometime this year include Teemu Laakso (2005 draft pick) and Mattias Ekholm (fourth-round in 2009). Two-time Jack Adams Trophy finalist Barry Trotz has coached Nashville from the beginning
jobs at the NHL level with several top defensive prospects from Nashville's system. Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis , and Mattias Ekholm all will challenge to make the Nashville roster out of training camp. ''There are really some good battles that
University (U.S. College-CCHA). 101. Edmonton, Toni Rajala, RW, Ilves Jr. (Finnish Jr.). 102. Nashville, Mattias Ekholm , D, Mora Jr. (Swedish Jr.). 103. Minnesota, Kristopher Foucault, LW, Calgary (WHL). 104. Buffalo
Guelph (OHL). 3 (72) Michael Latta, F, Guelph (OHL). 4 (98) Craig Smith, C, Waterloo (USHL). 4 (102) Mattias Ekholm , D, Mora Jr. (Swedish Jr.). 4 (110) Nick Oliver, C/LW, Roseau H.S. (Minn.). 5 (132) Gabriel
72) Michael Latta, F, Guelph (OHL). Rd. 4: (98) Craig Smith, C, Waterloo (USHL). Rd. 4: (102) Mattias Ekholm , D, Mora Jr. (Swedish Jr.). Rd. 4: (110) Nick Oliver, C/LW, Roseau H.S. (Minn.). Rd. 5