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Matt Ellison

Matt Ellison  #36

Right Wing
NUMBER: 36 BIRTHDATE: December 8, 1983
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Duncan, BC, Canada
WEIGHT: 192 DRAFTED: CHI / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 4th   (128th overall)
2006-07 Regular Season: Was reassigned to the Phantoms on Dec. 16...Was scoreless at Pittsburgh on Dec. 13 and vs. NY Rangers on Dec. 12...Was recalled from the Flyers' American Hockey League affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms, on Dec. 11...Recorded four goals and seven assists for 11 points and eight penalty minutes in 12 games for the Phantoms...Was reassigned to the Phantoms on Nov. 9...Was recalled from the Phantoms on Nov. 8...Missed 11 games for the Phantoms recovering from abdominal surgery...2005-06 Regular Season: Recorded 13 points (3G,10A) and 19 penalty minutes in 31 games for the Chicago Blackhawks and the Flyers...Registered an assist and two penalty minutes in five games for the Flyers and 25 points (12G,13A) and 35 penalty minutes in 48 games for the Phantoms.
- Flyers Career Regular Season Totals: 7 GP, 0-1-1, 2 PIM
- Has yet to face Washington.
- 2005-06 Single Game Regular Season Highs: Goals - 1 (three times); Assists - 2 (@ CGY, 11/18/05); Points - 2 (two times); Shots - 7 (vs. LA, 11/30/05); Plus/Minus - +2 (@ SJ, 10/15/05); TOI - 19:46 (@ FLA, 12/3/05)
BCHL Coastal Division First All-Star Team (2002) BCHL Coastal Division MVP (2002) WHL East Second All-Star Team (2003) WHL Rookie of the Year (2003) Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year (2003) Traded to Philadelphia by Chicago with Chicago's 3rd round choice (later traded to Montreal - Montreal selected Ryan White) in 2006 Entry Draft for Patrick Sharp and Eric Meloche, December 5, 2005. Traded to Nashville by Philadlephia for future considerations, June 4, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Riga (KHL), July 4, 2008. Signed as a free agent by MVD Moscow (KHL), August 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Nizhny Novgorod (KHL), May 30, 2010.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round