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Ryan Ellis  #4

Nashville Predators  Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: January 3, 1991  (AGE 24)
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Hamilton, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 175 DRAFTED: NSH / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (11th overall)    Prospect Bio
2015 Playoff Notes: - Is one assist shy of tying the franchise record for most assists in a playoff series by a Preds dman (4). NHL Playoff Notes: - Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut in Game Three of the 2012 WCQ vs. DET. - Appeared in three Preds' games in the 2012 WCQ vs DET, tallying three hits and a +2 rating. Additional Playoff/Championship Notes: - Played for Canada at the 2014 World Championship, leading all Canadian dmen in points (1g-4a-5pts) and tying for fifth in the tournament in plus/minus rating (+5). - Posted two points (1g-1a) in seven Calder Cup playoff games with Milwaukee in 2010-11. - Represented Canada at three consecutive World Junior Championships (2009-11), winning two silvers and a gold and captaining the squad during his final tournament in 2011. - Won the Robertson Cup and the Memorial Cup with the Windsor Spitfires in back-to-back seasons (2009 and 2010). - Named to the 2009 Memorial Cup All-Star Team and led all defensemen in 2009 OHL playoff scoring (31pts).
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 very special, obviously; there is draft day and then there's the day that you sign your first deal. It's been a crazy couple of weeks and I'm very honored to be able to do that."

— Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid on signing his first professional contract