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Ryan Ellis

24-Year-Old Defenseman – Nashville Predators

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After almost hitting 30 points in his first full NHL season in 2013-14, Ellis made some strides in his development this past season, banking a career-high nine goals. Despite missing 24 games with a lower-body injury, the puck-moving blueliner still netted 27 points to match...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 175   DOB: 2/3/1991   BORN: Hamilton, Ontario   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #11 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a five-year, $12.5 million contract with Nashville in September 2014.

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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2011-12 20 NHL NSH 32 3 8 11 5 4 34 8.8 2 0 14:50 2 2 4 1:52 30 37
2012-13 21 NHL NSH 32 2 4 6 -2 15 48 4.2 0 0 16:23 2 0 2 1:58 22 29
2013-14 22 NHL NSH 80 6 21 27 9 24 123 4.9 2 0 16:04 0 6 6 1:45 57 97
2014-15 23 NHL NSH 58 9 18 27 8 27 118 7.6 0 0 18:59 2 4 6 2:31 41 74
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2013-14 16:04 1:45
2014-15 18:59 2:31

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Ellis scored a goal for the second consecutive game in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Avalanche.

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Ellis dished out two assists in Saturday's win over Buffalo.

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Ellis potted his sixth goal of the season in Saturday's loss to the Jets.

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Ellis (lower body) will return to the lineup for Thursday's game against the Islanders, NHL.com's Thomas Willis reports.

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Ellis (lower body) will be a game-time decision Thursday against the Islanders.

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General manager David Poile said that Ellis will sit out a third straight game Tuesday against the Sharks, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports. Poile noted that Ellis, who returned from a lower-body injury last week against the Wild, "didn't have a lot of speed in his game" in his return and was in need of more rest.

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Ellis will not be in the lineup Saturday against the Red Wings.

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Ellis (lower body) is no longer listed on injured reserve, suggesting he'll be available for Thursday's game against the Wild.

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Ellis (lower-body) is expected to rejoin the lineup Thursday against Minnesota, The Tennessean reports.

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Ellis (lower body) took part in Wednesday's practice, skating with Seth Jones as the Preds' third pairing, Kristopher Martel of FOX Sports reports.

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Ellis (lower-body injury) is expected back in the Preds' lineup in a week or two, the Tennessean reports.

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Ellis (lower body) took part in the Preds' morning skate Saturday, NHL.com's Robby Stanley reports.

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2014-15

After being a major disappointment for much of the previous two seasons (just 17 points in 64 games combined), Ellis finally started to show signs of putting it all together in 2013-14. He played in close to a full season for the first time (80 games) and posted 27 points (six goals and 21 assists). He typically played on the third defensive pairing, averaging just 16:04 in ice time for the season. But he was used on the second power-play unit where he averaged 1:45 per game, good for fourth among Preds defensemen. Looking ahead, the Preds are still hoping Ellis can show the same kind of offensive skills he displayed in junior (300+ points over four seasons at OHL Windsor), but for now he will be used primarily in a stay-at-home defensive role and as a secondary special-teams guy.

2013-14

Expectations were high for Ellis last season, as he was tabbed early on as one of the favorites to line up alongside Shea Weber following the departure of Ryan Suter. However, it turned out to be a disappointing campaign for Ellis. He missed the first half of the season with a broken wrist and then registered just six points in 33 games the rest of the way while playing mostly on the team's third defensive pairing. Looking ahead, Ellis could find himself as little more than a depth player come October, particularly with the Preds' first-round draft pick Seth Jones expected to open the season with the big club.

2012-13

The 2012-13 season could be a pivotal one for Ellis. With Ryan Suter having departed for Minnesota as a free agent, the Preds will certainly be looking for someone to fill his skates on the team's top defensive pairing alongside Shea Weber. Ellis certainly has the scoring touch to fill that role -- particularly on the power play -- so be ready to bump him up a few notches on your draft sheets come October. At the very least, expect Ellis to play a regular role for the Preds next season after scoring 11 points in 32 games in 2011-12.

2011-12

Ellis put up some impressive numbers last season - his last year of junior - posting 101 points in just 58 games. He was the first defender in the OHL to break the century mark in points in 17 years and the first blueliner to nab Player of the Year since Brian Campbell did it way back in 1998-99. With a solid training camp, he may prove he's ready to jump directly into the NHL. Otherwise, he will likely open the season at the AHL level, but the kid will eventually crack the Preds' lineup for good - he's about as blue-chip as they come.

2010-11

Nashville's top pick in the 2009 Entry Draft had 61 regular-season points for the OHL's Windsor Spitfires last year, as well as 38 points in 23 playoff games. The Predators' brass likes what it sees in Ellis, but they are not going to rush the 19-year-old into active duty before he's ready. It will probably be another season or two before you see Ellis at the NHL level, but he'll get there. He projects as a top-four defenseman who can move the puck as well as quarterback the power play.