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Ryan Ellis | Defenseman | #4

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/3/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 180
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (11) / NAS
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Ryan Ellis scored in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Predators' tough run continues as they've won just two games in 2016. Ellis cut Chicago's lead to 2-1 just 25 seconds after the Hawks scored their second goal. The 25-year-old has six goals and 20 points in 45 games this season. Miikka Salomaki and Mattias Ekholm picked up the assists on Nashville's only goal. Jan 19 - 11:21 PM

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Ryan Ellis picked up his fifth goal of the season during Friday's 5-3 loss to Colorado.

With five goals and 18 points so far, it seems all but certain that he'll top his career highs of nine goals and 28 points. So if he's on your waiver wire, you may want to fix that.
Jan 9 - 12:24 AM

As long as Ryan Ellis stays healthy, he should surpass the 30-point mark this season.

Ellis is currently on pace to record 34 points in 81 games, which is a reasonable expectation for him. In fact, it wouldn't be shocking to see Ellis pick up the pace offensively in the second half of the campaign rather than merely maintain the status quo. But again, the big X-Factor is health as he would have easily surpassed the 30-point milestone in 2014-15 had he been able to play the full season.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 05:12:00 PM

Ryan Ellis scored the game-tying goal in the third period of Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Kings.

The 24-year-old has two goals and five points in nine games this season.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 11:15:00 AM

Ryan Ellis broke out with a goal and two assists for the Predators to help them top Anaheim 5-1 on Thursday night.

The performance certainly gives the 24-year-old a jolt after scoring a point in the season opener, then going pointless for four games. Ellis has four points through six games and is hoping to top his career high of 27 points this year.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 10:58:00 PM

Ryan Ellis (lower body) might be able to return on Thursday.

Ellis wasn't able to play on Tuesday. He has an assist in five games this season.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 01:47:00 PM

Ryan Ellis (lower body) didn't take part in the morning skate and isn't expected to play Tuesday.

Extra blueliner Victor Bartley said that he is playing against Tampa Bay, so it's expected that he will take Ellis' spot alongside Mattias Ekholm.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 04:16:00 PM

Ryan Ellis came out flying in Nashville's first preseason game.

He logged a team-high 22:31 of ice time and earned three assists in a 5-2 win over Florida. Ellis also laid a big hip check on Panthers defenseman Jonathan Racine that led to power play shortly later when Racine came back at him. Ellis and other Nashville defenders are expected to get more ice time this season to keep the workhorses of the team more rested. Efforts like this bode well for Ellis, who has been making good progress over the past two seasons.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 02:37:00 PM

Expect Ryan Ellis and Cody Franson to get more power play time while Shea Weber (leg) is out of the lineup.

Ellis already plays on Nashville's second power play unit, but he will likely see an increase in minutes because of Weber's injury. Franson, who was acquired from Toronto earlier this season, hasn't really panned out in Nashville but he should have more opportunities to produce from the backend now. The Preds will need all six of their defensemen to step up their game if they want to have a chance to win their series against Chicago.
Sun, Apr 19, 2015 09:00:00 AM

Ryan Ellis scored his ninth goal of the year in a 3-2 loss to Colorado on Tuesday.

Ryan Ellis scored his second goal in as many games and now has 26 points in 56 games this season while registering a solid plus-8 rating. While injuries have played a role this season, he still hasn't quite broken out the way a lot thought he might in his second full season in the big leagues. He is still on the radar though for dynasty leagues at just 24 years of age. Calle Jarnkrok scored the other goal for the Preds in a losing cause.
Wed, Apr 8, 2015 01:15:00 AM

Ryan Ellis tallied his seventh goal of the season after Jeff Petry heavily redirected his shot, tying the game at two in the second period.

Ellis now has points in consecutive games, and four points in his past five games. For the season, Ellis now has 24 points this season.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 03:46:00 AM

Ryan Ellis had two assists in Saturday's 3-0 win over Buffalo.

Ellis did all of his damage in the third period. He picked up the primary assist on Craig Smith's goal at the 5:49 mark of the period and he also assisted on Mike Fisher's goal just under 10 minutes later. The 24-year-old has six goals and 23 points in 49 games this season.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 11:43:00 AM

The Nashville Predators have allowed the first goal in 11 consecutive contests.

Nashville eventually lost to Winnipeg by a score of 3-1 to extend their losing streak to six games. "You can improve all you want, but if you don't get that first goal, you put yourself behind," Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis said. "I thought we played a pretty good game like last (Thursday) and the bounces didn't come our way."
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 09:40:00 AM

Ryan Ellis scored the only goal for Nashville in a 3-1 loss to the Jets on Saturday night.

Ellis’ sixth goal came in the second period. He has points in three of his past five games. Because of injuries, he has played only 43 games. He’s been productive, though, with six goals and 20 points. Craig Smith and Mike Ribeiro assisted on the goal.
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 10:56:00 PM

Ryan Ellis got back into the lineup Thursday after he was scratched for the previous three contests.

He didn't appear to be at full strength when he returned from a lower-body injury on Feb. 26, so he was held out of a few games. Ellis looked better in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Islanders. He skated with Mattias Ekholm and earned an assist in 12:28 of ice time.
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 11:16:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Mike Ribeiro
3Mike Fisher
4Paul Gaustad
5Cody Bass
6Calle Jarnkrok
LW1Colin Wilson
2Gabriel Bourque
3Eric Nystrom
4Austin Watson
5Miikka Salomaki
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Viktor Arvidsson
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Barret Jackman
6Petter Granberg
7Anthony Bitetto
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton