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Flyers acquire defenseman Ryan Ellis from Nashville

Philadelphia has acquired defenseman Ryan Ellis from the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenseman Philippe Myers and forward Nolan Patrick

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers /

The Philadelphia Flyers announced they have acquired defenseman Ryan Ellis from the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenseman Philippe Myers and forward Nolan Patrick, according to President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Chuck Fletcher.

POSITION: Defenseman
PREVIOUS TEAM: Nashville Predators
DRAFTED: 2009 - 1st Round (11th overall) by Nashville
AGE: 30 (1-3-1991)
BORN: Hamilton, Ontario
VITALS: 5'10", 180 pounds
* Ellis is entering the third year of an eight-year contract worth 6.25M AAV through the 2026-27 season... He served as the alternate captain of the Predators in three of the last four seasons.
* Last season, he posted 18 points (5g-13a) in 35 regular season games... He missed 20 games after he sustained a hand injury but returned for the playoffs.
* He recorded five points (1g-4a) in six playoff games in the First Round vs. Carolina Hurricanes.
* He ranked second on the Predators in ice time last season when he averaged nearly 24 minutes per-game (23:46), second only to captain Roman Josi.
* He averaged over two minutes of ice time per-game on both the power play (2:10) and penalty kill (2:32).
* Ellis has spent all 10 seasons in the NHL with the Predators, recording a total of 270 points in 562 games with 75 goals and 195 assists.
* He helped lead the Predators to the Stanley Cup Final in 2017 and ranked third on the team in scoring with 13 points (5g-8a) in 22 games... He also led the team with 51 blocked shots during the run.
* He has a total of 74 Stanley Cup Playoff experience with 38 points (7g-31a) and an average of nearly 24 minutes of ice-time per-game (23:48).
* Internationally, Ellis has won gold medal with Canada on three occasions (2008 WJC U-18, 2009 WJC & 2016 World Hockey Championship)... He also won silver medal in the World Juniors in 2010 & 2011.
* In juniors, he led the Windsor Spitfires to back-to-back Memorial Cup Championships (2009 & 2010).
* In 2010-11, he was named the Canadian Hockey League's Defenseman of the Year AND the CHL Player of the Year.
Myers departs the Flyers after spending parts of three seasons with the Flyers where he has posted a total of 29 points (6g-23a) in 115 regular season games.
Patrick departs the Flyers after appearing in 197 regular season games in parts of three seasons. He recorded 30 goals and 40 assists for 70 points in that stretch. After missing all of the 2019-20 season with a migraine disorder, he posted four goals and five assists for nine points, playing in 52 of 56 games this season. He was selected second overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Flyers.

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