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Ryan Ellis | Defenseman

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/3/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 180
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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. Nov 1 - 11:15 AM

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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.
Oct 22 - 10:58 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.
Oct 22 - 1:47 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.
Oct 20 - 4:16 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.
Sep 21 - 2:37 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.
Apr 19 - 9:00 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.
Apr 8 - 1:15 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.
Mar 25 - 3:46 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.
Mar 22 - 11:43 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."
Mar 8 - 9:40 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.
Mar 7 - 10:56 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.
Mar 6 - 11:16 AM

Ryan Ellis has been a healthy scratch for the past two games.

He looked rusty in his return from a 21-game absence last Thursday against Minnesota and he hasn't played in the last two contests. "We're just making sure he's ready to go," coach Peter Laviolette said. The Nashville bench boss added that the team was being cautious with Ellis.
Mar 3 - 11:56 AM

Ryan Ellis returned to action Thursday after missing 21 games with a lower-body injury.

He was limited to just 11:29 of ice time in Nashville's 4-2 loss to Minnesota. "I don't think it was my best game by far," Ellis said. "But you can't expect to get too much ice time (right away). It's a little bit of a feeling-out process." His return bumped Victor Bartley into the press box.
Feb 27 - 11:36 AM

Ryan Ellis (lower body) could be back in the lineup as soon as Thursday night.

He has been skating with the team for several days and was paired with Seth Jones on Wednesday. Ellis isn't listed on injured reserve anymore so unless there's a setback prior to game time, he appears to be back after missing 21 games with a lower-body injury.
Feb 26 - 3:23 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mike Ribeiro
2Mike Fisher
3Calle Jarnkrok
4Paul Gaustad
5Colton Sissons
LW1Colin Wilson
2Gabriel Bourque
3Cody Hodgson
4Eric Nystrom
5Austin Watson
6Miikka Salomaki
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Viktor Arvidsson
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Seth Jones
4Ryan Ellis
5Barret Jackman
6Mattias Ekholm
7Victor Bartley
8Petter Granberg
9Anthony Bitetto
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton