Ryan Ellis 4 | Defense

Nashville Predators

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Mon. Sep 29, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Ellis, who signed a five-year $12.5 million contract last week, skated with the team Monday, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports. Impact: Ellis did not play in either of the team's split-squad scrimmages against the Panthers on Saturday, but could be in the lineup for Monday's game against the Blue Jackets. We expect he will be fully up to speed once the regular season begins in October.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 26, 2014
News: The Predators have agreed to terms on a new deal with Ellis. Impact: Ellis, 23, was a restricted free agent who has stayed away from Nashville's training camp with new coach Peter Laviolette. Ellis played 80 games last season for the Predators and had a plus-9 rating. He also ranked third among Nashville defensemen with 27 points. He played in his first World Championship in May and led all Canadian defensemen with five points. Ellis was Nashville's top draft pick at No. 11 overall in the 2009 entry draft.(STATS, 01:00am)
Thu. Sep 25, 2014
News: Ellis and the Predators agreed to a new contract Thursday, according to the Tennessean. Impact: Terms of the deal were not immediately released, but are expected Friday when Ellis reports to training camp in Nashville. Ellis, who last season ranked third among Predators defensemen in points with 27, is now expected to reprise his role as a top-six blueliner heading into this season.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 20, 2014
News: Preds GM David Poile addressed Ellis' contract situation Saturday, saying the main stumbling block continues to be money, according to the Tennessean. "Unfortunately at this time we have not agreed what they think and what we think is fair compensation," Poile said. "We want [Ellis]. We are not trading him, we really like him. We really like the way he played last year. It's just a disagreement on dollars." Impact: Ellis, who has missed the first two days of training camp so far, played in 80 games last season for and finished with 27 points - his highest full season total to date. And while there is still plenty of time left to get a deal done before the start of the season, the clock is ticking. Not only is he missing out on conditioning drills and scrimmages, the more Ellis misses of training camp, the greater the chances of some other defenseman impressing the coaching staff and grabbing a roster spot that might otherwise go to Ellis. Bottom line, we think Ellis will get signed by the start of the regular season, but what his role on the team will be is anybody's guess. He's a risky fantasy pick right now, until all of the above gets sorted out.(RotoWire, )
Ryan Ellis
2013-14 Season
G
6
A
21
PTS
27
+/-
9
Bio
Ht: 5' 10"  Wt: 175  Age: 23
Born: 1/3/1991, Hamilton, Ontario
Shoots: right
Drafted: 2009 - Rd 1
(11th overall by the Predators)
Injury Status
No Current Injury
Depth Chart
1. Shea Weber
2. Roman Josi
3. Seth Jones
4. Ryan Ellis
5. Mattias Ekholm