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Ryan Ellis | Defenseman | #4

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/3/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 180
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (11) / NAS
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Ryan Ellis' four goals are the most from a Predators defenseman in a single postseason.
He is riding a seven-game point streak going into Game 5 against St. Louis on Friday night. Ellis leads Nashville in playoff scoring with nine points in eight games. May 5 - 10:31 AM

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Ryan Ellis scored a goal in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues.

The Preds defenseman scored the first goal of the game (on the power play) at the 5:09 mark of the third period. Ellis has taken his play to another level during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He's now found the back of the net in three straight games and he continues to be a big reason why Nashville's one win away from being in the conference final. Ellis also bailed out goalie Pekka Rinne, as he came up with two huge saves while his team was shorthanded in the second period. He's up to four goals and an incredible nine points in eight games during the postseason. The Preds now lead the best-of-seven series 3-1. Game 5 will be played in St. Louis on Friday night.
May 3 - 12:48 AM

Ryan Ellis extended his playoff point streak to six straight games on Sunday afternoon in a 3-1 win over St. Louis.

He opened the scoring with his third goal of the postseason. Ellis has amassed eight points (three goals, five assists) during his scoring spree. Nashville has a 2-1 series lead over the Blues in Round 2 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Apr 30 - 6:15 PM

Ryan Ellis scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Ellis helped set up James Neal's goal in the first period to give Nashville a 1-0 lead. The Preds defenseman scored one of his own early in the third period to make it 2-1 for his team. Unfortunately for the Preds, they were unable to close out the game, as they allowed goals to Jori Lehtera and Vladimir Tarasenko in the third frame. Ellis is up to two goals and five assists in six games this postseason. Those are very impressive numbers. The best-of-seven series is now tied at one. Game 3 will be played in Nashville on Sunday.
Apr 29 - 12:31 AM

Ryan Ellis posted two helpers in Game 4 against Chicago.

He assisted on goals by Roman Josi and Colton Sissons in a 4-1 win over the Blackhawks. The victory has advanced Nashville into Round 2 of the postseason following a stunning first-round sweep against Chicago. Ellis had a goal and three helpers in the series.
Apr 21 - 10:32 AM

Ryan Ellis is expecting his opponent, the Chicago Blackhawks, to come out hungry in Game 2.

The Predators won Game 1 in Chicago by a score of 1-0 and they're fully aware that winning both games on the road won't be easy. "We’ve been in the same position they’re in right now, and no team ever wants to be down 2-0 in a series," Ellis said of the Blackhawks. "We know we’re getting their best game (Saturday), and we have to come back with our best. It’s going to be quite a game." Taking a 2-0 lead in the series would be huge for the Predators' chances of moving on to the second round. Ellis played 26:12 in Game 1, so expect to see a lot of him in Game 2.
Apr 15 - 10:03 AM

Ryan Ellis scored an unassisted goal in the Predators' 2-1 loss to Winnipeg on Saturday.

Ellis was back in the lineup after missing Thursday's game due to a lower-body injury. He has 16 goals and 38 points in 71 games this season.
Apr 8 - 10:11 PM

Ryan Ellis returns to action Saturday against the Jets.

He'll have a chance to build on his 15-goal and 37-point season through 70 games.
Apr 8 - 7:12 PM

Ryan Ellis (lower body) is projected to sit out Saturday's match with the Jets.

Ellis has 15 goals and 37 points along with 136 blocks in 70 games this season. He is considered day-to-day.
Apr 8 - 3:51 PM

Ryan Ellis has been diagnosed with a lower body injury, and won't play Thursday against the Stars.

Consider him day-to-day, for now. Ellis has 15 goals and 37 points along with 136 blocks in 70 games this season.
Apr 6 - 8:22 PM

Ryan Ellis is expected to be rested on Thursday against the Stars.

It's been a banner year for the defender, who's posted 15 goals and 37 points along with 136 blocks in 70 games this season.
Apr 6 - 7:06 PM

Ryan Ellis scored a goal in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames.

Ellis has now scored three goals in his last two games. His tally at the 12-minute mark of the third period gave the Predators a 3-1 lead. Ellis finished the game with a plus-1 rating, two shots on goal and one hit in 24:54 of ice time. The Preds defenseman has 15 goals and 20 assists in 63 games this season.
Mar 24 - 12:00 AM

Defenseman Ryan Ellis scored two goals to lead the Predators to a 3-1 win against the visiting Arizona Coyotes Monday night.

Ellis has enjoyed a productive season, with 14 goals and 20 assists in 62 games. Viktor Arvidsson also scored for the Predators Monday. His goal, his 27th of the season, gave Nashville a 1-0 lead at 5:00 of the second period on a shot from the slot. Craig Smith assisted on both Ellis goals and now has 11 on the season.
Mar 20 - 11:31 PM

Ryan Ellis will return to the blue line on Saturday against the Sharks.

He'll pair with PK Subban as the team's second defensive unit. Through 57 games this season Ellis has posted 12 goals and 30 points with 57 hits and 105 blocks.
Mar 11 - 3:45 PM

Ryan Ellis didn't play Thursday night against Los Angeles after he re-aggravated his lower-body injury.

Ellis just returned from the issue on Tuesday following a one-game absence. Anthony Bitetto came into the lineup in Ellis' place.
Mar 10 - 9:57 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Mike Fisher
3Calle Jarnkrok
4Colton Sissons
5Vernon Fiddler
6Frederick Gaudreau
LW1Colin Wilson
2Kevin Fiala
3Pontus Aberg
4Austin Watson
5Cody McLeod
6Harry Zolnierczyk
RW1Filip Forsberg
2Viktor Arvidsson
3James Neal
4P. A. Parenteau
5Craig Smith
6Miikka Salomaki
D1P.K. Subban
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Anthony Bitetto
6Matt Irwin
7Yannick Weber
8Brad Hunt
G1Pekka Rinne
2Juuse Saros
3Marek Mazanec