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Ryan Ellis

25-Year-Old Defenseman – Nashville Predators

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Ellis enjoyed his finest NHL campaign in 2015-16, setting new personal marks in goals (10), assists (22), power-play points (seven) and average ice time (20:54) while mostly skating alongside Mattias Ekholm on the Predsí second defensive pairing. In fact, Ellis-Ekholm duo wa...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Upper Body    EST. RETURN:  12/10/2016
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 180   DOB: 2/3/1991
BORN: Hamilton, Ontario   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #11 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ryan Ellis Contract Information:

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

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Despite a recent report that he'd been upgraded to day-to-day, Ellis (upper body) remains on injured reserve, per Adam Vingan of The Tennessean.

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Ryan Ellis NHL Stats
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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
2015-16 24 NHL NSH 79 10 22 32 13 35 152 6.6 2 1 20:54 3 4 7 2:30 61 100
2016-17 25 NHL NSH 19 3 6 9 6 19 28 10.7 2 0 23:38 0 3 3 2:22 26 38
2016-17 Proj 25 NHL NSH 80 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Ryan Ellis

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

23:38

Average Time On Ice

On average, Ryan Ellis was on the ice for 23:38.

2:22

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Ryan Ellis was on the ice for 2:22 during power plays.

2:42

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Ryan Ellis was on the ice for 2:42 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 18:59 2:31 0:48
2015-16 20:54 2:30 1:49
2016-17 23:38 2:22 2:42

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Ryan Ellis
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 8 @DAL Did Not Play
Dec 6 COL Did Not Play
Dec 4 PHI Did Not Play
Dec 3 NJD Did Not Play
Nov 29 @COL Did Not Play
Nov 27 @WPG Did Not Play
Nov 25 WPG Did Not Play
Nov 23 DAL 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 21:40 2:01
Nov 21 TAM 0 3 3 2 15 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 1 25:30 3:06
Nov 19 @STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 4 23:18 2:41
Nov 17 @OTT 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 3 22:57 2:44
Nov 15 @TOR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 24:05 0:33
Nov 12 ANA 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 2 23:26 2:35
Nov 10 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 25:10 3:04
Nov 8 OTT 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 22:07 2:47
Nov 5 CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 23:46 1:50
Nov 3 @ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 24:42 4:39
Nov 1 @COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 3 22:58 3:38
Oct 29 @SAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 22:16 0:00
Oct 27 @LOS 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 5 28:07 2:28
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Oct 26 @ANA 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 23:05 4:12
Oct 22 PIT 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 1 21:19 2:37
Oct 21 @DET 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 2 1 23:17 0:54
Oct 18 DAL 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 2 24:57 2:45
Oct 15 @CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 24:42 0:56
Oct 14 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 21:43 1:22

Ryan Ellis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ellis (upper body) has been upgraded to day-to-day.

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Ellis (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

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Ellis is day-to-day with an upper-body injury and won't play Friday against the Jets.

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Ellis collected three assists -- one on the power play -- and received 15 PIM during Monday's win over the Lightning.

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Ellis scored a goal on his only shot in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Senators.

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Ellis has a pair of assists and a minus-3 rating through six games this season.

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Ellis (upper-body) played in his first preseason game Saturday against the Lightning. He did not factor into the scoring but recorded 21:39 in ice time, including 2:59 on the power play.

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Ellis will miss the Predators' first preseason game Tuesday against the Panthers with an upper-body injury.

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Ellis scored a goal on four shots in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Dallas.

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Ellis (upper body) will play in Tuesday's game against the Avalanche, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.

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Ellis (upper body) will not play Saturday against the Sharks.

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Ellis (upper body) was not a participant in morning skate Thursday, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.

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2015-16

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 the previous season's total, while firing off an impressive 118 shots on goal, or about two per game. The 5-foot-10 defenseman has tremendous offensive instincts and a cannon for a shot, making him a fantasy defenseman on the rise. Heíll be manning the point alongside Seth Jones on the teamís second power-play unit in 2015-16, so if he can stay healthy, the former 101-point junior scorer could be in for his best offensive season to date.

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.