Share with your Friends

Ryan Ellis

Ryan Ellis  #4

Nashville Predators  Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: January 3, 1991  (AGE 24)
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Hamilton, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 180 DRAFTED: NSH / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (11th overall)    Prospect Bio
2015-16 Season Highlights * Registered nine points in his last 16 games (2g-7a). 2014-15 Season Highlights * Tied his career high in points with an assist in the last regular season game of 2014-15 (9g-18a-27pts). * Played in his 200th career NHL game on April 7 at Colorado. * Tallied a career-high nine goals. * Averaged 18:53 in time-on-ice, nearly three minutes more than his previous career-high average time of 16:04 during the 2013-14 season. * Registered the second fighting major of his NHL career on Nov. 13 at St. Louis. * Recorded the first three-point game of his career (1g-2a) and first-career game-deciding shootout tally on Oct. 21 versus Arizona. Golden Nuggets * During junior hockey tenure with Windsor, was named the League's "smartest" player in a coaches poll. * Has two Labradors: Molly and Max
Canadian Major Junior All-Rookie Team (2008) OHL First All-Star Team (2009, 2011) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2009) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2009, 2010) OHL Second All-Star Team (2010) Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year (2011) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (2011)
Quote of the Day

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
World Cup of Hockey 2016