|Born||November 5, 1988,|
Strathmore, Alberta, Canada
|6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)
Los Angeles Kings
|NHL Draft||10th overall, 2007|
Keaton Ellerby (born November 5, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently a member of the Lukko team of Finnish SM-Liiga. He has previously played in the National Hockey League for the Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings and Winnipeg Jets.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Junior[edit | edit source]
Ellerby was drafted 10th overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft from the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League. During the 2008 World Junior Hockey Championship, Ellerby was invited to try out for the tournament, having played for Canada at the 2007 Superseries against the Russians, but was cut from the roster.
Professional[edit | edit source]
Ellerby scored his first NHL goal on January 25, 2011 against Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers. During the 2012–13 season, on February 8, 2013, Ellerby was traded by the Panthers to the Los Angeles Kings for a fifth-round selection in the 2013 NHL Draft. The Kings re-signed Ellerby to a one-year deal in July 2013, but he was claimed off waivers by the Winnipeg Jets a month into the 2013–14 season.
On July 7, 2015, Ellerby signed his first contract abroad, agreeing to a one-year deal with Barys Astana of the Kontinental Hockey League. After 42 games with the Kazakh-based club, Ellerby sought a release and immediately signed with Swiss team HC Fribourg-Gottéron of the NLA on January 4, 2016. His contract will expire at the end of the 2015-16 season.
International play[edit | edit source]
Family[edit | edit source]
Ellerby is first cousins with Shane Doan, captain of the Phoenix Coyotes, and second cousin to Carey Price, goaltender of the Montreal Canadiens. Ellerby's uncle, Alvin Liknes, was a Calgary businessman whose disappearance and murder garnered national attention in 2014.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|2007–08||Moose Jaw Warriors||WHL||53||2||21||23||81||5||0||2||2||15|
|2012–13||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||35||0||3||3||16||5||0||0||0||0|
|2014–15||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||41||3||13||16||32||—||—||—||—||—|
References[edit | edit source]
- Weaver's lucky goal gives Panthers win over Rangers. CBS Sports (2011-01-25). Retrieved on 2011-01-25.
- Kings keep dealing, add Ellerby from Panthers. National Hockey League (2013-02-08). Retrieved on 2013-02-08.
- Kings agree to terms with Ellerby. TSN (2013-07-04). Retrieved on 2013-07-06.
- Jets claim defenseman Ellerby off waivers. National Hockey League (2013-11-02). Retrieved on 2013-11-02.
- "Jets sign defenceman Keaton Ellerby to one-year, two-way contract", NHL.com, 2014-07-24.
- Barys add defenseman to squad (Russian). Barys Astana (2015-07-07). Archived from the original on July 9, 2015. Retrieved on 2015-07-07.
- Matt D'Agostini goal leads Canada to Spengler Cup victory.
- Family, passion for hockey bind Doan, Price. NHL.com (2013-01-25).
- "Ellerby overwhelmed by support from hockey community after family tragedy", Winnipeg Sun, 2014-07-24.
[edit | edit source]
- Keaton Ellerby's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Keaton Ellerby's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Florida Panthers first round draft pick