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Ryan Ellis  #4

Nashville Predators  Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: January 3, 1991  (AGE 23)
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Hamilton, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 175 DRAFTED: NSH / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (11th overall)    Prospect Bio

- Established a career high (4g) with his goal on March 14 in Chicago. 
- Recorded a career-high +4 on Nov. 16 vs. Chicago.
- Ended his junior career as one of the most decorated players in CHL history. The third defenseman in Ontario Hockey League history to record 300 career points (73g-241a-314pts, +145, 207 PIMs, 226 gp), joining Rick Corriveau (329) and Denis Potvin (330).
- Titles won: 2009 & 2010 Memorial Cup, 2009 & 2010 OHL Championship, 2009 World Junior Championship, 2008 Under-18 World Championship.
 

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)

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery