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Nashville Predators’ Mattias Ekholm signs 4-year, $25M extension

Apr 23, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14) looks to pass the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of an NHL hockey game at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 23, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14) looks to pass the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of an NHL hockey game at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm signed a four-year, $25 million contract extension, TSN reported on Wednesday.

The Predators have yet to announce the move as of Wednesday morning, although the team plans to make a “major hockey announcement” in the afternoon.

Ekholm would have been an unrestricted free agent after this season. The 31-year-old Swede was set to play out the final season of a six-year, $22.5 million contract.

Ekholm recorded 23 points (six goals, 17 assists) in 48 games last season. He has 219 points (51 goals, 168 assists) in 586 career games since the Predators selected him in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Draft.

–Field Level Media