The Edmonton Oilers are adding some veteran experience to their blue line by acquiring veteran defenceman Mattias Ekholm from the Nashville Predators, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports.

In exchange, the Oilers are sending Tyson Barrie to the Predators along with prospect Reid Schaefer, a first-round pick and a fourth-round pick. The Oilers will also receive a sixth-round pick.