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Ellis Earns OHL Honor

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators
From Ontario Hockey League Press Release

Nashville Predators 2009 First Round pick Ryan Ellis was named the Ontario Hockey League's Defenseman on the Month for his performances during the Month of November.

OHL Defenceman of the Month – Ryan Ellis, Windsor Spitfires
Ryan Ellis of the Windsor Spitfires scored five goals and 12 assists for 17 points in 10 games in November. He produced five multi-point games including a season-high four-point game with two goals including the overtime winner plus two assists as third star of a 6-5 victory over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds on November 20. He also recorded three assists in front of a hometown crowd November 26 as first star of a 5-2 win over the Oshawa Generals on a night where he was honoured pre-game for setting a new Spitfires record for points by a defenceman with 230. He set the record with an assist on November 10 breaking the record previously held by Chicago Blackhawks Head Coach and Spitfire great Joel Quenneville.

Ellis, a 19-year-old from Freelton, ON, is playing in his fourth OHL season. Recently named to Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp Roster for the third straight year, the Nashville Predators prospect captained Team OHL at the 2010 SUBWAY Super Series and is second in scoring among defencemen with 32 points in 24 games.

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