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Morgan Ellis
Ellis Canadiens 2016.jpg
Born April 30 1992 (1992-04-30) (age 27),
Ellerslie, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
F. teams
St. Louis Blues
Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Montreal Canadiens
NHL Draft 117th overall, 2010
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 2012–present

Morgan Ellis (born April 30, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with the Chicago Wolves in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract with the St. Louis Blues organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). Ellis was selected by the Canadiens in the 4th round (117th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing careerEdit

Ellis played four seasons (20082012) of major junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), scoring 27 goals and 96 assists for 123 points, while earning 222 penalty minutes, in 237 QMJHL games. He was recognized for his outstanding performance during the 2011–12 season when he was selected to receive the Kevin Lowe Trophy as the league's best defensive defenceman,[1] and was also named to the 2011–12 QMJHL Second All-Star Team.[2] Ellis, who played the majority of his career with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, was traded to the Shawinigan Cataractes in December 2011, and would help them capture the 2012 Memorial Cup that following April.[3]

Ellis was drafted 117th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. On March 1, 2012, Ellis was signed to a three-year entry-level contract.[4] He was assigned to play the 2012–13 season in the American Hockey League with the Hamilton Bulldogs where he skated in 71 games, registering 4 goals and 4 assists for 8 points, along with 57 penalty minutes, in his first professional season.

On June 1, 2015, Ellis was signed to a one-year, two-way contract extension by the Canadiens.[5] On January 27, 2016, Eliis was named to represent the North Division roster for the AHL All-Star Game as part of the Canadiens AHL affiliate the St. John's IceCaps.[6]

On February 26, 2016, Ellis was recalled by the Canadiens and played in his first NHL game on March 2, 2016 in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center. He would play two additional games before being reassigned to the IceCaps on March 6, 2016.[7][8]

On July 2, 2016, having left the Canadiens organization as a free agent, Ellis agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the St. Louis Blues.[9]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 52 0 6 6 45 10 0 1 1 4
2009–10 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 60 4 25 29 56 5 1 0 1 10
2010–11 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 65 8 28 36 65 4 0 0 0 8
2011–12 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 34 7 18 25 18
2011–12 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 26 8 19 27 38 11 4 7 11 6
2012–13 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 71 4 4 8 57
2013–14 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 59 3 7 10 36
2014–15 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 27 3 6 9 13
2014–15 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 39 13 13 26 22 5 0 2 2 0
2015–16 St. John's IceCaps AHL 73 16 26 42 51
2015–16 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 3 0 0 0 2

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Canada Atlantic U17 8th 5 0 0 0 4
2009 Canada Atlantic U17 9th 5 1 1 2 0
Junior totals 10 1 1 2 4

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year Ref
Kevin Lowe Trophy QMJHL Best Defensive Defenceman 2011–12 [10]
QMJHL Second All-Star Team 2011–12 [11]
Memorial Cup Championship 2012 [12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ellis Wins Kevin-Lowe Trophy. Momentum Hockey (2012-04-06). Retrieved on 2012-04-06.
  2. QMJHL Awards Handed Out. highlytouted.ca (2012-04-04). Retrieved on 2012-04-04.
  3. Ellis savouring Memorial Cup and looking ahead. Journal Pioneer (May 30, 2012). Retrieved on July 2, 2015.
  4. Canadiens sign minor league defenceman Morgan Ellis to three-year deal. The Hockey News (2012-03-01). Retrieved on 2012-03-01.
  5. Canadiens agree to terms on one-year contracts with Gabriel Dumont and Morgan Ellis. Montreal Canadiens (2015-06-01). Retrieved on 2015-06-01.
  6. Morgan Ellis is headed to the AHL All-Star-Game. SB Nation (2012-01-27). Retrieved on 2016-07-03.
  7. Ducks face Canadiens, aim for ninth straight win. Canadiens.com (2016-03-02). Retrieved on 2016-07-03.
  8. Montreal Canadiens assign defenceman Morgan Ellis to St. John’s. Sportsnet (2016-03-06). Retrieved on 2016-07-03.
  9. Blues add depth, agree to terms with 9 players. St. Louis Blues (2016-07-01). Retrieved on 2016-07-01.
  10. Ellis named QMJHL’s top defensive defenceman. Cape Breton Post (2012-03-26). Retrieved on 2012-03-26.
  11. Golden Puck awards recognition of excellence. Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (2012-04-01). Retrieved on 2012-04-01.
  12. Ellis savouring Memorial Cup and looking ahead. Journal Pioneer (May 30, 2012). Retrieved on July 2, 2015.

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