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Team W-L-OTL Pts
50-23-9 109
49-27-6 104
44-27-11 99
45-29-8 98
38-39-5 81
34-35-13 81
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Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
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Regular Season 34 45 44 21:03 47
Post Season 3 8 5 21:53 6

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  • Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Scores Edmonton's lone goal

    Ekholm opened the scoring in the first period of Monday's 4-1 loss to the Panthers in Game 2.

    Ekholm has been a pleasant source of goal scoring for Edmonton during their Stanley Cup run -- he supplied his fifth marker of the playoffs in Monday's loss. His previous career high was with Nashville during the 2015-16 postseason, when he scored three goals in 14 appearances. The 34-year-old added three shots, five blocks and one hit in 24:54 of ice time in Game 2. As well-rounded of a player as Ekholm is, surprisingly, he hasn't registered an assist in 11 consecutive contests. The first-pair defenseman is up to five goals and three assists with a plus-7 rating through 20 postseason appearances.

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  • Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Fills empty cage

    Ekholm scored an empty-net goal on three shots and went plus-3 in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Stars in Game 4.

    Ekholm has had some strong moments in the playoffs, but he entered Wednesday on a six-game point drought. It nearly got to seven contests, but he was able to fire home an empty-netter to seal the Oilers' win, which tied the Western Conference Finals at 2-2. Ekholm is up to four goals, three assists, 28 shots on net, 17 hits, 26 blocked shots and a plus-9 rating through 16 playoff outings as the Oilers' top shutdown defenseman.

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  • Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Contributes assist in win

    Ekholm recorded an assist, four shots on goal, three blocked shots, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Canucks in Game 4.

    Ekholm has three goals and two assists over four contests in the second round after being limited to one helper in the Oilers' 4-1 series win over the Kings in the first round. The defenseman set up Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' second-period tally Tuesday. Ekholm is up to six points, 20 shots on net, 12 hits, 15 blocked shots and a plus-6 rating over nine playoff appearances in a top-pairing role.

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  • Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: One of each Sunday

    Ekholm scored a power-play goal on four shots, dished an assist and added two PIM in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Canucks in Game 3.

    The Oilers' second power-play unit made a rare contribution, with Ekholm getting the opening goal. He also set up Evan Bouchard in the third period, but the Canucks controlled the scoring in between those tallies. All three of Ekholm's goals this postseason have come in the second round, and he's added two assists, 16 shots on net, 10 hits, 12 blocked shots and a plus-4 rating through eight playoff outings overall. The 33-year-old should continue to see his even-strength minutes on the top pairing alongside Bouchard.

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  • Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Tallies in Game 2

    Ekholm scored a goal on two shots and went plus-2 in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Canucks in Game 2.

    Ekholm was limited to one assist over five first-round games versus the Kings, but he's now scored a goal in each of the first two contests in the second round. The 33-year-old defenseman doesn't have to put up offense to be useful, but it doesn't hurt. He's contributed 12 shots on net, 12 blocked shots, nine hits and a plus-4 rating in addition to three points through seven playoff outings. Ekholm should continue to see heavy defensive minutes in a top-pairing role.

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  • Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Contributes helper

    Ekholm logged an assist, five shots on goal, two blocked shots and two PIM in Friday's 6-1 win over the Kings in Game 3.

    The assist was Ekholm's first point in three playoff outings to go with seven shots on net, four hits and five blocked shots. The 33-year-old defenseman had a career-high 45 points and a plus-44 rating over 79 regular-season appearances. His focus remains on keeping the Oilers' defensive zone clear, but he can also chip in solid secondary scoring from his top-four role.

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  • Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Healthy scratch Thursday

    Ekholm (rest) won't be in the lineup Thursday versus Colorado, Oilers play-by-by announcer Jack Michaels reports.

    Ekholm will finish the regular season with 11 goals, 56 points, 136 hits and 93 blocks in 79 contests. After getting a breather, the 33-year-old figures to draw back into the lineup in a top-four capacity for Game 1 of the playoffs.

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  • Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Adds helper Wednesday

    Ekholm logged an assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Coyotes.

    Ekholm snapped a three-game dry spell by setting up a Sam Carrick tally in the first period. The 33-year-old Ekholm played in his 100th game as an Oiler on Wednesday -- he has 59 points and a plus-72 rating with the team over the past two seasons. This season, he's at 45 points, 177 shots on net, 136 hits, 93 blocked shots and a plus-44 rating through 79 appearances. It is unclear if he'll play or receive rest Thursday versus the Avalanche.

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  • Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Sets career high in goals

    Ekholm scored a goal on four shots and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Golden Knights.

    Ekholm has a career-high 11 goals this season, four of which he's scored over the last six games. The 33-year-old defenseman has also matched his career high in points with 44 through 75 outings overall. The Swede looks like the Oilers' top all-around defenseman when factoring in his 133 hits, 91 blocked shots and a plus-43 rating, though he's partially overshadowed by Evan Bouchard's big scoring numbers this season.

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  • Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: One of each Friday

    Ekholm scored a goal on four shots, dished an assist and added four hits in Friday's 6-2 win over the Avalanche.

    Ekholm earned his third multi-point effort over his last four games, with the lone exception being Wednesday's 5-0 loss to the Stars. The 33-year-old defenseman has been more than just a stay-at-home stud this season, racking up 10 goals, 43 points, 161 shots on net, 131 hits, 87 blocked shots and a plus-40 rating through 73 appearances. Ekholm's all-around performance has made him a very effective fantasy blueliner, and he's just two points away from securing a career year.

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  • Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Keeps rolling Monday

    Ekholm scored a goal on four shots and added an assist in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Blues.

    Ekholm has four multi-point efforts over his last eight games, earning four goals and nine assists in that span. The 33-year-old defenseman is among the top blueliners in the league for scoring over the last month. That surge has him up to nine goals, 41 points, 157 shots on net, 125 hits, 87 blocked shots and a plus-41 rating through 71 contests overall. Ekholm's a worthy addition to any fantasy roster in need of all-around steady play down the stretch.

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  • Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Three-point effort against Ducks

    Ekholm delivered a goal and two assists in Saturday's 6-1 win over Anaheim.

    The 33-year-old blueliner has been on fire over the last couple weeks. Ekholm has gotten onto the scoresheet in four straight games and has three multi-point performances in the last seven, racking up three goals and 11 points over that stretch. On the season, he sits one point shy of reaching 40 for the second time in his career, an impressive number considering his lack of power-play production -- he has just two goals and three points on the man advantage, with his last PP point coming Nov. 26. Ekholm's also second in the NHL with a plus-40 rating, behind only Gustav Forsling's plus-46 mark.

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  • Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Continues hot stretch

    Ekholm assisted on a Connor McDavid goal in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Kings.

    The assist gives Ekholm points in three straight games. He's also put up two goals and eight points over the last six games. It's been an impressive stretch for the defenseman, who has a total of seven goals and 36 points through 69 games this season.

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  • Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Gathers helper in overtime win

    Ekholm notched an assist, five shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Jets.

    Ekholm is on a solid run with two goals and five helpers over his last five contests. The 33-year-old defenseman set up Connor Brown's goal in the second period. Ekholm has 35 points, 149 shots on net, 119 hits, 83 blocked shots and a plus-34 rating through 68 contests. He benefits from a large role that sees him share the ice with the Oilers' top players frequently, though Ekholm's defensive prowess shouldn't be understated.

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  • Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Supplies assist in loss

    Ekholm notched an assist, three shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Senators.

    Ekholm doesn't steal the headlines like many of his teammates, but he has three goals and six assists through 11 outings in March. The 33-year-old defenseman continues to be steady in all zones. He's picked up 34 points -- his most since a 44-point campaign in 2018-19 -- while adding 144 shots on net, 118 hits, 82 blocked shots, 39 PIM and a plus-32 rating through 67 appearances.

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  • Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Two goals, three points in win

    Ekholm scored two goals and added an assist in Thursday's 8-3 victory over the Sabres.

    Ekholm tied the game 2-2 early in the second period, beating Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen with a wrist shot off the rush before adding an assist on Zach Hyman's tally later in the frame. Ekholm would add a second goal and third point in the final period, beating Luukkonen from the slot to extend Edmonton's lead to 5-3. The 33-year-old Ekholm now has three multi-point games in his last four outings -- he's totaled three goals and four assists in that span. Overall, Ekholm's up to seven goals, three shy of his career high, and 33 points through 65 games this season.

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  • Oilers' Mattias Ekholm: Puts up pair of helpers

    Ekholm logged two assists, three blocked shots, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Canadiens.

    Ekholm set up both of the Oilers' goals in regulation. The defenseman has remained a steady two-way presence over the last month with 11 points across his last 15 games. He's up to 30 points, 132 shots on net, 113 hits, 79 blocked shots and a plus-32 rating across 64 outings overall. Ekholm should continue to see significant minutes in a top-four role.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Borlange, Sweden
Age: 34
Experience: 12
Shoots: Left