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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 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. Sep 29 - 9:51 AM

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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.
Sep 25 - 11:25 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.
Apr 10 - 11:42 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.
Apr 9 - 1:04 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.
Apr 1 - 4:24 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.
Mar 31 - 10:29 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.
Mar 29 - 10:49 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.
Mar 29 - 9:51 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.
Source: TSN.ca
Mar 28 - 1:36 PM

Dan Ellis wasn't able to withstand the Anaheim onslaught Sunday, as he and the Panthers were on the wrong end of a 6-2 decision.

Ellis allowed six goals on 40 shots in the defeat and was consistently hung out to dry by his subpar supporting cast. In two starts since being acquired by Florida, he has allowed 11 goals, possesses a 5.54 GAA and an .838 save percentage. It's not likely that he's owned in your fantasy league and given the situation he finds himself in, that should not change.
Mar 23 - 11:21 PM

Dan Ellis will be between the pipes for the Panthers on Sunday against Anaheim.

He allowed five goals on 28 shots in a 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay in his first start with Florida since he was acquired from Dallas. Ellis will face another stiff test in the Ducks.
Mar 23 - 5:52 AM

Goalie Dan Ellis made 23 saves but allowed five as the Panthers dropped a 5-4 decision to the Lightning in Tampa Bay Thursday night.

Ellis, who serves these days as Roberto Luongo's backup with Florida, hasn't had the greatest of seasons. His GAA is now 3.20 and his save percentage is a not-so-impressive .894.
Mar 13 - 10:53 PM

Dan Ellis will make his Florida debut on Thursday against Tampa Bay.

He was acquired from Dallas on deadline day for veteran keeper Tim Thomas. Ellis didn't have impressive statistics with Dallas and they probably won't improve with the Panthers. Florida will turn back to number one goalie Roberto Luongo on Friday versus New Jersey.
Mar 13 - 1:17 PM

The Florida Panthers have acquired Dan Ellis from the Dallas Stars in exchange for Tim Thomas.

Ellis has a 3.04 GAA and .900 save percentage in 14 games. Short of Roberto Luongo suffering an injury, Ellis will get next to no playing time for the rest of the 2013-14 campaign.
Mar 5 - 2:45 PM

Dan Ellis allowed four goals on 20 shots in the Stars’ 4-2 loss to the Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.

Ellis’ record drops to 5-6-0 this season, along with a .900 save percentage and 3.04 goals against average. Tuesday was his first start in over a month.
Mar 4 - 10:24 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Nick Bjugstad
3Dave Bolland
4Derek MacKenzie
5Brandon Pirri
LW1Jussi Jokinen
2Jonathan Huberdeau
3Tomas Fleischmann
4Sean Bergenheim
RW1Brad Boyes
2Scottie Upshall
3Tomas Kopecky
4Shawn Thornton
5Jimmy Hayes
D1Brian Campbell
2Dmitry Kulikov
3Erik Gudbranson
4Willie Mitchell
5Dylan Olsen
6Aaron Ekblad
7Colby Robak
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya