Player Page

Dan Ellis | Goalie | #39

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (37) / 6/19/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 191
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 2 (60) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

Dan Ellis won't dress on Wednesday night, but he is listed on the Capitals' official roster.
He is apparently there as a precaution. Braden Holtby will start in Game 4 even though he was nicked up at practice on Tuesday. It's not surprising that another goalie is there for insurance purposes. Wed, Apr 20, 2016 05:53:00 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


The Washington Capitals have waived goaltender Dan Ellis.

The Caps hope that Ellis passes through waivers as they intend to use him at the NHL level and recall him if there is an injury to either netminder. Ellis spent most of last season with the Panthers minor league affiliate but was recalled for eight games with Florida where he was 4-3-1 with a 2.35 GAA and a .914 save percentage.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 10:18:00 AM

The Washington Capitals added some goaltending depth by inking Dan Ellis to a one-year, two-way contract on Saturday.

Ellis would likely fight for time at the AHL level, but he's a nice resource if injuries strike. The 35-year-old spent the last two seasons with the Florida Panthers organization. In 2014-15, he played 37 games for the San Antonio Rampage and eight for the Panthers.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 12:54:00 PM

Dan Ellis is expected to hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent next week.

He spent most of the 2014-15 season in the minors, but got a chance to play with the Panthers when Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya were injured. In eight appearances with Florida, he posted a 4-3-1 record with a .914 save percentage and a 2.35 goals-against average.
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 11:04:00 AM

The Florida Panthers have assigned Dan Ellis to the AHL.

Al Montoya is healthy and ready to return to the lineup so Ellis is being sent down to make room for him on the roster. Ellis had a 4-3-1 record with a 2.34 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage in eight games this season.
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 07:20:00 PM

Goalie Dan Ellis, starting in place of first-string Florida goalie Roberto Luongo, made 24 saves in the Panthers' 4-1 loss to the visiting Montreal Canadiens Sunday.

It was the first game the Panthers played since officially being eliminated from playoff contention Saturday. Thus, the respite for Luongo. Ellis was okay, but just okay, against Montreal. His record on the season is now 4-3-1. His goals-against average is 2.35 and his save percentage is .914.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 07:53:00 PM

Look for Dan Ellis to get the start in Sunday's game against the Montreal Canadiens.

It will be interesting to see how the Panthers respond after officially being knocked out of the playoff picture on Saturday. Ellis has a 4-2-1 record with a 2.11 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage in seven games this season.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 09:02:00 AM

Dan Ellis stopped 25 of 27 shots in Sunday's 4-2 win over Ottawa.

This was a huge two points in the standings for the Panthers. Florida now trails Ottawa by just one point but they still trail Boston by four points for the final Wild Card spot in the East. Time is running out for the Panthers but they still have an outside shot of making the post-season. Ellis has a 4-2-1 record with a 2.11 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 08:58:00 PM

Dan Ellis will get the start against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday evening.

Ellis comes in with a 3-2-1 record with just 13 goals on 166 combined shots against through six games with the Panthers this season. The Panthers meanwhile come in trailing the Bruins by four points for the final Wild Card slot, and will need to leapfrog the Senators in order to enter the playoffs.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 05:09:00 PM

Dan Ellis allowed three goals on 25 shots Tuesday as the Panthers were upended by Montreal by a score of 3-2.

Ellis has been forced into duty as a result of injuries to both Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya and has come through looking pretty good - tonight's result notwithstanding. His record in limited duty is now 3-2-1 while his GAA is 2.13 and his save percentage is .922.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 10:36:00 PM

Dan Ellis will get the start against Montreal on Tuesday night.

Ellis has performed admirably for the Panthers during his five games of work this season. He's 3-1-1 with 10 goals against on 141 shots. He also owns three Quality Starts. Ellis has split his two career starts versus Montreal with five goals against, all at even strength, on 38 total shots.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 05:19:00 PM

Dan Ellis made 32 saves in the Panthers' tough 2-1 loss to the Rangers on Sunday evening.

The worst part is that the Panthers failed to pick up ground on both the Bruins and Capitals as they faced off against each other. Ellis had another stellar game for the Panthers, making several clutch saves and stymieing the Rangers' attack. The two goals were simply cases of bad luck on tips. Ellis falls to 3-1-1 with 10 goals on 141 shots against in five starts for the Panthers.
Sun, Mar 15, 2015 08:43:00 PM

Dan Ellis will get the start in Sunday's game against the New York Rangers.

Ellis is coming off a 2-0 shutout win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. The 34-year-old has been forced into duty because of injuries to Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya. Ellis has a 3-0-1 record with a 1.92 goals-against-average and a .925 save percentage.
Sun, Mar 15, 2015 03:53:00 PM

Dan Ellis earned a shutout on 27 saves in the Panthers’ 2-0 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday night.

Ellis has a 3-0-1 record since he became the number-one netminder with the injuries to the Panthers’ top two. The shutout is his first since Feb. 1, 2014. He has a 1.92 goals-against average and .925 save percentage. There’s a chance Roberto Luongo could return Sunday at the Rangers.
Sat, Mar 14, 2015 10:31:00 PM

Dan Ellis will indeed get the start against the Hurricanes Saturday.

We are just confirming an earlier post as it is clear that Roberto Luongo will not be recovered from a shoulder injury in time to play in this contest. Ellis has played well while subbing in for Luongo (2-0-1 record) and will likely want to put on a good show against one of his former teams.
Sat, Mar 14, 2015 09:22:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Jakub Vrana
4Nathan Walker
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Anthony Peluso
6Devante Smith-Pelly
7Travis Boyd
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Christian Djoos
6Michal Kempny
7Madison Bowey
8Jakub Jerabek
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Pheonix Copley