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Ryan Ellis | Defenseman

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/3/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175
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The contract talks for Ryan Ellis with the Nashville Predators "are not going well at all," according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.
This one is hard to understand because Ellis is not in position to demand top dollar, and the Preds with plenty of cap space. Regardless with Ellis "nowhere close to a new contract," the Preds have brought in former Lightning and Senator Brian Lee on a PTO. Sep 19 - 1:38 AM

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Nashville GM David Poile is hopeful that restricted free agent Ryan Ellis will be signed soon.

"Like 99 percent of negotiations that aren't done at this time we just don't agree exactly on what the dollars should be," Poile said. "Hopefully it will be done by training camp. That's what our target is." Ellis should be a good fit with coach Peter Laviolette and his offense-oriented approach. He produced six goals and 27 points in 80 games last season.
Aug 13 - 5:44 PM

Ryan Ellis scored the overtime winner to lead Canada to a 3-2 victory over Sweden.

The win gives Canada first place in their division heading into the quarter-finals of the World Championship. They are tied in the standings with Sweden but will take first place due to the win. Brayden Schenn and Kevin Bieksa also scored for Canada who were down 2-0. Linus Klasen and Joakim Lindstrom gave the Swedes the 2-0 lead.
May 18 - 12:05 PM

It has taken him awhile, but defenseman Ryan Ellis seems to have found his offensive game.

Ellis has picked up five points in his past five games. With the way he's coming on, Ellis might be worth taking a chance on if he's available in your fantasy league.
Jan 20 - 10:45 AM

Ryan Ellis scored and assisted in the Predators' 5-4 loss to the Avalanche on Saturday night.

Ellis has five points over his last five games, helping him to three goals and 16 points on the season. Roman Josi also notched a goal and an assist, and he now has points in three straight. Craig Smith picked up the other goal.
Jan 19 - 12:13 AM

Ryan Ellis registered a goal and an assist in Nashville's 4-2 triumph over Calgary Tuesday night.

"Our forwards did a good job of driving the net, which as a defenseman I know it's tough to get up there and hold off because there's always going to be a guy behind you if he's due," Ellis said. "I just kind of pumped once and got it off and luckily it went in." He has 14 points in 46 games this campaign.
Jan 15 - 10:18 AM

Ryan Ellis was promoted to Nashville's second defense pairing, with Kevin Klein, in Wednesday's win over Columbus.

He received a season-high 18:12 of ice time in the Predators' 4-0 win. Ellis finished the contest with two assists and a plus-3 rating. He has picked up seven points in 23 games this season, but those numbers could go up if he can build off this performance.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 11:58:00 AM

Ryan Ellis has points in just one of his eight games this season.

The 22 year-old defenseman was a major point producer in the OHL, but has been leapfrogged by rookie phenom Seth Jones on the depth chart and does not appear to hold any fantasy value.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 11:25:00 PM

Ryan Ellis will probably get into Nashville's lineup on Tuesday.

He's been a healthy scratch in the Predators' first two games of the season, but Roman Josi's injury has opened a hole for him on the back end. "I've been waiting all summer to get back at it. It's unfortunate what happened to Josi. It's tough, but that's when people have to step up," Ellis said. "Hopefully I can get in there and make a difference." He registered six points in 32 games last season with the Predators.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 12:12:00 PM

Nashville is hoping to see more offensive production from Ryan Ellis this season.

"He's not gifted with size. You want to be as strong and as fast as you can to give yourself some separation," coach Barry Trotz said. "Last year he concentrated so much on defending and there wasn't much offense out of him. Just a healthy balance is what I need." Ellis isn't expected to be used in many defensive situations for the Predators, so he'll probably need to produce points to remain in the lineup. He is also playing in the final season of his entry-level deal, so he would "love to have a big year." He has recorded five goals and 17 points in 64 games over his last two seasons.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 09:33:00 AM

Ryan Ellis has been returned to AHL Milwaukee.

Ellis' latest stint with the Predators only ended up lasting one game. He has two goals and six points in 34 games with Nashville this season, but he has far more offensive upside than those numbers imply.
Sat, Apr 6, 2013 01:18:00 PM

Ryan Ellis is back up with the Nashville Predators.

Ellis last played in an NHL game back on March 21. He has skated in 31 games with the Predators this season, but has only chipped in six points to go with his 44 shots.
Thu, Apr 4, 2013 03:00:00 PM

Ryan Ellis has been sent down to AHL Milwaukee.

He was a healthy scratch for the first time this season on Saturday and demoted to the minors with Patric Hornqvist's activation from injured reserve. Ellis has six points and a minus-1 rating in 31 games.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 05:33:00 PM

Ryan Ellis was a healthy scratch Saturday.

Ellis is an offensive defenseman and if he is not scoring, he has little value to the Predators at this stage of his career as he is not a stellar defensive defenseman. He started off the season with four points in his first nine games but has only two in his last 22 games. Keep an eye on him for next season but it looks like this year may be a write off.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 08:42:00 AM

The Predators may turn to Ryan Ellis and Jonathon Blum for help on the blueline if GM David Poile can't swing a deal to strengthen his club following the free-agent loss of Ryan Suter in the off-season.

Both players are first-round selections who have struggled a bit with AHL Milwaukee this season. Ellis missed some time with a wrist injury and has just nine points in 20 games, while Blum has 12 points in 34 games and owns a minus-3 rating. If Poile can't acquire more experience then Nashville appears to be satisfied to run with Ellis and Blum. "Lately they've been playing very good in my mind, and I think in our system they should be in a good position," Poile said. "I'm pretty bullish on both of them." They should both make the team's opening roster barring something unforeseen.
Tue, Jan 8, 2013 05:12:00 PM

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