Predators sign Mattias Ekholm to 2 year contract

Cullen returns as Predators send Stalberg to Milwaukee, place Clune on waivers (Image 1)
Cullen returns as Predators send Stalberg to Milwaukee, place Clune on waivers (Image 1)

The Nashville Predators announced on Wednesday they have signed restricted free agent defenseman Mattias Ekholm to a two year contract worth just over $2 million.

Twenty-four-year-old Ekholm tied for ninth among AHL rookie defensemen in goals with Milwaukee in 2012-13.

He helped Sweden to a bronze medal at the 2014 World Championship, being named one of the nation’s three best players among tournament defensemen in points.

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