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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 was encouraged by how the Nashville Predators performed in the 2016 playoffs.
The Predators eliminated Anaheim in seven games, but ultimately lost to San Jose in seven contests. "Although you never want to lose and you never want to go out of the playoffs, I think the way we competed in that playoff run will help our group moving forward," Ellis said. "Ultimately, I think as every team does, we search for consistency throughout the year. We know how good of a team we have, and if we can be consistent all the way throughout, I think there's only good things that can happen for this team." After the playoffs, Ellis took part in the 2016 World Championship and won a gold medal with Canada. Jun 6 - 7:34 AM

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Ryan Ellis netted the game-winning goal in Canada's 4-3 victory over Team USA in the 2016 World Championship.

Going into this contest, Ellis had an assist in three games at the Worlds. This win pushes Canada into the Gold Medal Game against Finland. Team USA will now compete with Russia for the Bronze Medal.
May 21 - 3:43 PM

Ryan Ellis will reportedly join Team Canada at the 2016 World Championship.

TSN's Darren Dreger said Ellis should join the team in Russia on Sunday. The Predators were knocked out of the playoffs in Game 7 by the Sharks on Thursday. Ellis had six assists in 14 postseason matches after he generated a personal high 32 points in 79 games during the regular season.
May 14 - 2:32 PM

Ryan Ellis registered a pair of helpers during Thursday's Game 4 triple overtime win over San Jose.

Ellis, who is still without a goal this postseason, now has five assists in 11 games. Not exactly what was hoped for from the defender, but his points-per-game isn't anything to thumb a nose at either.
May 6 - 2:34 AM

Ryan Ellis collected an assist during Friday's Game 1 victory over Anaheim.

Ellis was sensational all night long, dishing two hits, taking four shots and four blocks over his nearly 20 minutes of work. He now has four assists and points in seven career playoff games.
Apr 16 - 2:01 AM

Ryan Ellis achieved a new career high in goals during Saturday's season finale.

Ellis finished with 10 goals and 32 points, both new highs for him. It's taken a bit of time for his rose to bloom, but he's enjoyed three consecutive seasons of growth. We'd keep an eye on him for your next draft.
Apr 10 - 1:47 AM

Ryan Ellis will be back in the lineup against Colorado on Tuesday night.

It's been a career season for Ellis, who is returning from a brief two-game absence. He's posted nine goals with a new high of 31 points and 91 hits in 76 games.
Apr 5 - 7:36 PM

Ryan Ellis (upper body) might be back in the lineup on Tuesday night

Nashville sent Stefan Elliott, who was with the team on an emergency basis, back to the minors and Elliott felt good after the morning skate. He has missed two games with an upper-body injury.
Apr 5 - 6:23 PM

Ryan Ellis (upper body) practiced on Monday and he is close to being ready to return to action.

"Everything's kind of coming back and feeling better over the last couple days ... for sure," Ellis said. He has missed the past two games with an upper-body injury.
Apr 5 - 12:08 PM

Ryan Ellis is not projected to be in the Predators' lineup Saturday night against San Jose.

He is still dealing with an upper-body injury and did not participate in line rushes Saturday morning. Consider Ellis day-to-day.
Apr 2 - 12:19 PM

Ryan Ellis suffered an upper-body injury in Tuesday's loss to the Dallas Stars.

Ellis was struck in the left side of his head by a shot by Patrick Eaves late in the first period. Ellis did not return to the game afterward. He will be re-evaluated on Wednesday. This season, the 25 year-old has nine goals and 31 points for the Predators.
Mar 30 - 8:13 AM

Ryan Ellis scored in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.

Ellis opened the scoring with an unassisted shorthanded goal at the 6:12 mark of the opening period. The 25-year-old has nine goals and 31 points in 76 games this season. He's collected at least one point in three of his last four games.
Mar 29 - 11:50 PM

Ryan Ellis registered a goal for the Predators, who came up short 2-1 in their overtime loss to the Kings.

The goal is his first since Jan. 19, and his seventh of the season. Ellis doesn’t offer a lot of fantasy value as he has only 24 points. James Neal and Mike Fisher got the helpers.
Feb 20 - 10:57 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Mike Ribeiro
3Mike Fisher
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Colton Sissons
LW1Colin Wilson
2Gabriel Bourque
3Kevin Fiala
4Miikka Salomaki
5Austin Watson
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Viktor Arvidsson
D1P.K. Subban
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Matt Carle
6Yannick Weber
7Anthony Bitetto
8Petter Granberg
G1Pekka Rinne
2Marek Mazanec
3Juuse Saros