ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Dan Ellis to a one-year, two-way contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Ellis, 35, posted a 4-3-1 record with one shutout, a 2.35 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage in eight games with the Florida Panthers last season. The 6’1”, 195-pound goaltender made 27 saves on March 14 at Carolina to earn his 15th career NHL shutout. Ellis has earned an 87-79-18 record with 15 shutouts, a 2.79 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage in 212 career NHL games with Dallas, Nashville, Tampa Bay, Anaheim, Carolina and Florida. He was drafted by Dallas in the second round, 60th overall, in the 2000 NHL Draft.
Ellis registered a 22-12-3 record with two shutouts, a 2.71 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage in 37 games with San Antonio (AHL) in 2014-15 and helped lead the Rampage to their first regular-season division championship. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, native has posted a 91-86-7 record with 16 shutouts, a 2.75 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage in 195 career AHL games with Utah, Hamilton, Iowa, Charlotte and San Antonio.
In 2003-04, Ellis led the Idaho Steelheads (ECHL) to the Kelly Cup championship and was named the MVP of the 2004 Kelly Cup Finals. Ellis played in 119 games in three seasons at the University of Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA) from 2000-03.