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Ryan Ellis | Defenseman

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/3/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175
Contract: view contract details

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Ryan Ellis tallied a goal in Nashville's 4-3 shootout win against Los Angeles.
His second marker of the season tied the game at 2-2 late in the second period. Ellis became the third defenseman on the Predators, after Shea Weber and Roman Josi, to hit double digits in points. Nov 26 - 1:35 PM

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Ryan Ellis and the Nashville defense has been chipping in plenty of offense.

The Predators' defense corps has picked a point on 18 of the team's 29 goals to open the season. "It touches on our system, it touches on the way we've been encouraged to get into the play and just contribute offensively," Ellis said. "I think everyone is getting involved, the forwards are looking to us more often." He has collected one goal and five assists in 12 games, which ties him with Shea Weber for the most points on the team among blueliners.
Nov 6 - 1:55 PM

Ryan Ellis scored a goal and added a pair of assists for the Predators in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win against Arizona.

The offensive-minded blueliner certainly possesses a boat load of untapped potential, but the bevy of talented rearguards on the Nashville roster limits his upside. James Neal and Mike Ribeiro also netted goals for the Preds in the winning effort.
Oct 22 - 12:02 AM

The Nashville Predators have re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Ryan Ellis on Thursday.

Ellis missed almost a full week of training camp because of the contract dispute. According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, Ellis and the Preds have agreed on a 5-year deal worth 2.5 million dollars per season. The 23-year-old registered 6 goals and 27 points in 80 games with Nashville last season. Ellis is still young and should improve on last season’s totals.
Sep 25 - 6:49 PM

Nashville Predators GM David Poile suggested that Ryan Ellis will benefit from new coach Peter Laviolette's system.

The only problem is that Ellis is still a restricted free agent. Poile has made it clear that he won't trade Ellis, so it sounds like they might be stuck in a staring contest. For what it's worth, Poile has said that he offered Ellis four and five-year deals in addition to a two-year bridge contract.
Sep 23 - 6:06 PM

Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile gave an update on negotiations between the team and restricted free-agent Ryan Ellis.

"Unfortunately at this time we have not agreed what they think and what we think is fair compensation," said Poile. "We want (Ellis). We are not trading him, we really like him." The 23-year-old defenseman registered 6 goals and 27 points in 80 games with the Predators last season.
Sep 21 - 11:09 AM

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

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

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4Viktor Stalberg
RW1James Neal
2Craig Smith
3Filip Forsberg
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D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Seth Jones
4Ryan Ellis
5Mattias Ekholm
6Anton Volchenkov
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