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Ryan Ellis

27-Year-Old Defenseman – Nashville Predators

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

After playing much of the previous three seasons in a supporting role, Ellis was finally promoted to top-line duty last year, skating with Roman Josi on the Predsí top defensive pairing. As a result, Ellis saw his ice time climb nearly three full minutes to 23:57 per game an...

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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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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 1:45 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 2:12 41 74
2015-16 24 NHL NSH 79 10 22 32 13 35 152 6.6 2 1 20:54 3 4 7 2:05 61 100
2016-17 25 NHL NSH 71 16 22 38 17 29 140 11.4 3 1 23:57 4 7 11 2:11 64 137
2017-18 26 NHL NSH 44 9 23 32 26 6 110 8.2 2 0 23:21 2 3 5 2:12 27 84
2017-18 Proj 26 NHL NSH 39 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Ryan Ellis

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Ryan Ellis – Playing Time Overview

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2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

23:21

Average Time On Ice

On average, Ryan Ellis was on the ice for 23:21.

2:12

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Ryan Ellis was on the ice for 2:12 during power plays.

2:43

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Ryan Ellis was on the ice for 2:43 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 20:54 2:05 1:28
2016-17 23:57 2:11 2:36
2017-18 23:21 2:12 2:43
2017-18 NHL Game Log   Ryan Ellis
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
May 10 WPG 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 22:48 1:05
May 7 WPG@WPG 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 23:41 1:13
May 5 WPG 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 0 21:57 1:11
May 3 WPG@WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 25:33 0:02
May 1 WPG@WPG 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 25:05 1:16
Apr 29 WPG 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 5 34:15 1:24
Apr 27 WPG 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 19:43 3:08
Apr 22 COL@COL 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 21:14 2:47
Apr 20 COL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 2 27:15 2:41
Apr 18 COL@COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 26:22 3:19
Apr 16 COL@COL 0 2 2 -3 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 1 26:21 2:04
Apr 14 COL 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 24:12 2:49
Apr 12 COL 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 25:06 1:05
Apr 7 CLM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 19:48 3:43
Apr 5 WAS@WAS 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 1 25:25 0:21
Apr 3 FLA@FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 24:13 0:00
Apr 1 TAM@TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 22:52 0:59
Mar 31 BUF 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 1 24:27 4:00
Mar 29 SAN 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 5 25:07 4:55
Mar 27 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 22:54 2:48
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Mar 25 WPG@WPG 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 2 26:10 3:36
Mar 24 MIN@MIN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 25:55 1:47
Mar 22 TOR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 22:41 3:07
Mar 19 BUF@BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 23:29 0:00
Mar 16 COL@COL 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 23:02 3:32
Mar 15 ARI@ARI 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 23:12 2:53
Mar 13 WPG 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 24:08 2:27
Mar 10 NJD 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 3 26:25 2:54
Mar 8 ANA 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 3 25:03 1:11
Mar 6 DAL 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 3 26:07 5:17
Mar 4 COL@COL 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 25.0 2 2 26:50 2:50
Mar 2 VAN@VAN 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 0 1 27:21 1:22
Mar 1 EDM@EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 21:08 3:16
Feb 27 WPG@WPG 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 23:46 1:07
Feb 25 STL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 21:58 1:54
Feb 22 SAN 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 5 24:13 1:45
Feb 20 DET@DET 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 23:01 1:32
Feb 19 OTT 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 33.3 0 0 19:40 3:57
Feb 17 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 3 25:46 3:14
Feb 15 CGY 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 23:46 2:33
Feb 13 STL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 23:44 2:47
Feb 10 MON@MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 24:50 2:42
Feb 8 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 2 23:12 2:05
Feb 7 TOR@TOR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 2 23:37 1:50
Feb 5 NYI@NYI 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 2 25:19 2:51
Feb 3 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 23:04 5:33
Feb 1 LOS 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 21:50 0:43
Jan 30 CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 22:48 0:48
Jan 25 NJD@NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 22:34 1:24
Jan 23 TAM 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 0 3 23:33 1:19
Jan 20 FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 24:18 1:08
Jan 18 ARI 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 22:33 2:17
Jan 16 VGK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 22:19 1:50
Jan 9 EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 21:02 1:00
Jan 6 LOS@LOS 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 18:43 1:41
Jan 4 ARI@ARI 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 4 17:20 0:00
Jan 2 VGK@VGK 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 18:28 0:00
Dec 30 MIN Did Not Play
Dec 29 MIN@MIN Did Not Play
Dec 27 STL@STL Did Not Play
Dec 23 DAL@DAL Did Not Play
Dec 21 CAR Did Not Play
Dec 19 WPG Did Not Play
Dec 16 CGY@CGY Did Not Play
Dec 14 EDM@EDM Did Not Play
Dec 13 VAN@VAN Did Not Play
Dec 8 VGK Did Not Play
Dec 5 DAL@DAL Did Not Play
Dec 4 BOS Did Not Play
Dec 2 ANA Did Not Play
Nov 30 VAN Did Not Play
Nov 28 CHI Did Not Play
Nov 26 CAR@CAR Did Not Play
Nov 24 STL@STL Did Not Play
Nov 22 MON Did Not Play
Nov 20 WPG Did Not Play
Nov 18 COL Did Not Play
Nov 16 MIN@MIN Did Not Play
Nov 14 WAS Did Not Play
Nov 11 PIT Did Not Play
Nov 7 CLM@CLM Did Not Play
Nov 4 LOS@LOS Did Not Play
Nov 3 ANA@ANA Did Not Play
Nov 1 SAN@SAN Did Not Play
Oct 28 NYI Did Not Play
Oct 27 CHI@CHI Did Not Play
Oct 24 CGY Did Not Play
Oct 21 NYR@NYR Did Not Play
Oct 19 PHI@PHI Did Not Play
Oct 17 COL Did Not Play
Oct 14 CHI@CHI Did Not Play
Oct 12 DAL Did Not Play
Oct 10 PHI Did Not Play
Oct 7 PIT@PIT Did Not Play
Oct 5 BOS@BOS Did Not Play

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

Ellis recorded an assist, two shots on goal, and five blocked shots in Sunday's Game 2 win against Winnipeg.

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Ellis sustained a laceration to his face after getting tangled up with Ben Chariot of the Jets in Game 1 of the conference semifinals Friday. As reported by USA Today, the defenseman received stitches and ultimately returned to the game, but the Predators lost 4-1 at home.

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Ellis picked up an assist and a minor penalty while posting a plus-2 rating in Sunday's series-clinching victory over Colorado in Game 6.

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Ellis earned two apples in a comeback attempt against Colorado, but it wasn't enough as the Avalanche took Game 3 by a 5-3 score Monday.

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Ellis recorded two assists, a power-play point and a plus-2 rating during Thursday's 4-3 road win against the Capitals.

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Ellis recorded a goal, an assist, three shots and five blocked shots during Thursday's 5-3 win over San Jose.

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Ellis scored a goal and added an assist in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Jets on Sunday.

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Ellis extended his point streak to four games with his seventh goal of the season in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Coyotes.

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Ellis recorded a goal and two assists in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win against the Avalanche on Sunday.

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Ellis posted a goal, an assist on the overtime game-winner and five shots on goal in a 4-3 victory against the Canucks on Friday night.

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Ellis dished out two helpers in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Red Wings.

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Ellis scored and added an assist -- both on the power play -- during Monday's 5-2 win over Ottawa.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2016-17

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 was so good, the Preds ended up trading away fellow blueliner Seth Jones for Ryan Johansen in January. The No. 11 overall pick in the 2009 draft is expected to reprise his top-four defensive role in Nashville this season, and he may be poised to take yet another step forward Ė especially if the Preds end up splitting Roman Josi and the recently acquired P.K. Subban, either of whom would make an incredible defensive partner for Ellis.

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.