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Ryan Ellis

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

- Will participate in the IIHF World Championships for the first time in 2014.

- Led all Nashville defensemen in plus/minus at +9.

- Established a career high in goals (6), assists (21) and points (27) on the season.

- Played in his 100th career NHL game on March 6 vs. St. Louis.

- 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)
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It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players