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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)
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.
Quote of the Day

We have no doubt how he can play. You don't, with four teams that are left, you're not getting here without good goaltending. All great goalies left, and [Bishop] is a top-tier goaltender in this league and he's shown it.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper on goalie Ben Bishop, who shut out the Rangers in Game 5