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Dan Ellis | Goalie

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/19/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 191
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Dan Ellis made 29 saves on 32 shots in his first start of the season on Thursday night, a 4-3 shootout loss to Dallas.
Ellis played well as Florida had to turn to the AHLer after both Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya went down in Tuesday's loss to Toronto. Ellis played 14 games for the Stars last season before his trade to Florida. Mar 6 - 1:23 AM

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Dan Ellis will get the nod for Florida on Thursday against Dallas.

In an interesting twist it was a year ago today that Florida acquired Ellis in a trade with the Stars for Tim Thomas. Ellis hasn't seen any NHL action this season.
Mar 5 - 11:16 AM

Dan Ellis has been called up by Florida.

Al Montoya is out with a groin injury that he sustained Tuesday night and the status of Roberto Luongo is uncertain after he suffered an upper-body injury in the same game. Ellis could end up being Florida's starter on Thursday against Dallas.
Mar 4 - 10:55 AM

The Florida Panthers have assigned goaltender Dan Ellis to the AHL.

With Roberto Luongo ready to return from an upper-body injury, the Panthers don't need Ellis anymore.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 01:03:00 PM

Look for Dan Ellis to get one of the starts next week when the Panthers play Columbus and Detroit in back-to-back contests.

The Cats go on a two-game road trip Monday and Tuesday and Ellis will likely be in goal for one of those games. If Roberto Luongo is ready to return to action Thursday night against the Blue Jackets as hoped, Ellis will be returned to the AHL. So it's a one and done situation for the veteran netminder.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 10:18:00 AM

Dan Ellis has been summoned from the minors.

He will back up Al Montoya on Friday against Ottawa. Roberto Luongo was injure on Wednesday versus Carolina.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 04:32:00 PM

Dan Ellis was placed on waivers by the Panthers on Sunday.

He appeared in six games with Florida last season after he was acquired at the trade deadline from Dallas. Ellis had no wins and five losses to go with an .836 save percentage and a 4.81 GAA, so it's not surprising that the team brought in Al Montoya to serve as Roberto Luongo's backup for this campaign.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 09:51:00 AM

Even though the Florida Panthers brought in Al Montoya during the off-season, Dan Ellis isn't willing to concede the team's backup goalie job.

"I don't feel like I'm going to leave," Ellis said Wednesday. "I've played long enough and have seen a little bit of everything. I was prepared they were going to bring in another guy. I knew they needed at least three goalies. Wherever they want to slot things in the summertime isn't my concern." Montoya probably has the inside track at the role, but Ellis does have a chance to serve as Roberto Luongo's understudy if he can earn the role at training camp.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 11:25:00 AM

Dan Ellis is feeling ill so he won't suit up in Thursday's game against Toronto.

Scott Clemmensen will take his place on the bench, as Roberto Luongo is ready to return from an upper-body injury.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 11:42:00 AM

Dan Ellis was beaten five times on 27 shots in the Panthers' 5-2 loss to Philadelphia on Tuesday night.

Ellis has lost six straight and falls to 5-11 this season with a .879 save percentage and 3.62 goals against average.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 01:04:00 AM

Dan Ellis let in six goals on 32 shots in Florida's 6-3 loss to New Jersey Monday night.

Ellis has been just terrible with the Panthers; he hasn't yet won a game for them in his five games. He also has a horrible 4.77 goals-against average with a .841 save percentage. You can't really do worse than that.
Tue, Apr 1, 2014 04:24:00 AM

Dan Ellis will get the nod for Florida on Monday versus New Jersey.

It was thought that Scott Clemmensen might get the call against his former team, but he could still start Tuesday's match with the New York Islanders.
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 10:29:00 AM

Dan Ellis had a lousy night in net for the Panthers, who fell 4-1 to Montreal on Saturday night.

Ellis allowed three goals on 18 shots. He's gone five appearances without a win. The 33-year-old has a 3.37 goals-against average and .888 save percentage.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 10:49:00 PM

Updating an earlier item, Dan Ellis will in fact start in goal against the Canadiens Saturday night.

Roberto Luongo needs more time to recover from a strained neck muscle and won't be ready to play Saturday night against Montreal.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 09:51:00 AM

Dan Ellis will start for the Florida Panthers on Saturday.

Roberto Luongo is dealing with an upper-body injury. Ellis has a 3.40 GAA and .890 save percentage in 17 games this season.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 01:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nick Bjugstad
2Aleksander Barkov
3Vincent Trocheck
4Dave Bolland
5Derek MacKenzie
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Brandon Pirri
4Garrett Wilson
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Brad Boyes
3Jimmy Hayes
4Scottie Upshall
5Tomas Kopecky
6Shawn Thornton
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Brian Campbell
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Erik Gudbranson
5Willie Mitchell
6Shane O'Brien
7Alex Petrovic
8Steven Kampfer
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya
3Dan Ellis
4Sam Brittain