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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

He's a strong kid. He's a competitive kid, and certainly not afraid to go into the corners. He's got the skating ability to escape and help us execute in certain situations, but he's got that competitive nature that's a huge part of it too, especially against a team like this.

— Wild coach Mike Yeo on defenseman Matt Dumba, who used a hard slap shot to score his first career playoff goal in Game 1 win vs. Blues