Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ryan Ellis
Ryan Ellis was born on January 3, 1991in Hamilton, Ontario. A junior star, Ellis helped lead the Windsor Spitfires to back-to-back Memorial Cup titles as champions of the Canadian Hockey League and participated in three World Junior Championships where he won two silver medals and a gold. Individually, he was named CHL Defenceman and Player of the Year in 2011.Ellis is the Spitfires all-time scorer among defenseman.

Ellis was selected in the first round (11th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators and made his professional debut for the club's AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals during the 2010-11 playoffs. In seven games for the club that post-season, Ellis recorded a goal and an assist.

Ellis would split time during the 2011-12 season between the AHL and NHL, seeing action in 29 games for Milwaukee and 32 games for Nashville. With Nashville he would record three goals and eight assists. He would also get his first taste of playoff action at the NHL level. He would suit up for three post season games against the Detroit Red Wings.

Ellis would appear in 79 games for the Predators during the 2015-16 season and set career-highs in goals, assists and points, with 10, 22 and 32 respectively. At season's end he was named to Team Canada and helped his homeland to the gold medal at the 2016 World Championship.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2006-07 Cambridge Hawks Minor-ON 75 37 56 93 151
2007-08 Windsor Spitfires OHL 63 15 48 63 51 +30 5 2 3 5 2
2007-08 Canada WJ18-A 7 3 4 7 0 -2
2008-09 Windsor Spitfires OHL 57 22 67 89 57 +52 20 8 23 31 20
2008-09 Canada WJC-A 6 1 6 7 0 +6
2008-09 Windsor Spitfires M-Cup 6 3 1 4 4
2009-10 Windsor Spitfires OHL 48 12 49 61 38 +39 19 3 30 33 14
2009-10 Canada WJC-A 6 1 7 8 2 +2
2009-10 Windsor Spitfires M-Cup 4 0 5 5 6
2010-11 Windsor Spitfires OHL 58 24 77 101 61 +24 18 6 13 19 12
2010-11 Canada WJC-A 7 3 7 10 2 +2
2010-11 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 7 1 1 2 2
2011-12 Nashville Predators NHL 32 3 8 11 4 +5 3 0 0 0 0
2011-12 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 29 4 14 18 8 +6
2012-13 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 32 5 9 14 18 +4 4 0 0 0 0
2012-13 Nashville Predators NHL 32 2 4 6 15 -2
2013-14 Nashville Predators NHL 80 6 21 27 24 +9
2013-14 Canada WC-A 7 1 4 5 0 +8
2014-15 Nashville Predators NHL 58 9 18 27 27 +8 6 0 3 3 2
2015-16 Nashville Predators NHL 79 10 22 32 35 +13 14 0 6 6 4
2015-16 Canada WC-A 5 1 1 2 0 +2
2016-17 Nashville Predators NHL 71 16 22 38 29 +17 22 5 8 13 12
NHL Totals 352 46 95 141 134 45 5 17 22 18


Canadian Major Junior All-Rookie Team (2008) OHL First All-Star Team (2009, 2011) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2009) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2009, 2010) OHL Second All-Star Team (2010) Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year (2011) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (2011)
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