Matt Ellison

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Matt Ellison
Matt Ellison
Born (1983-12-08) December 8, 1983 (age 30)
Duncan, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NLA team
Former teams
EHC Biel
Chicago Blackhawks
Philadelphia Flyers
Dinamo Riga
HC MVD
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
NHL Draft 128th overall, 2002
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2003–present

Matt Ellison (born December 8, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who is who is currently playing for KHL Medveščak Zagreb in the KHL.

Playing career[edit]

Matt Ellison playing for Torpedo in 2010

He began his career with the Cowichan Valley Capitals, a junior hockey team that is a part of the BCHL, in 1999–00. He played there for three years and received several honors, and led the team in scoring with 66 points in 2000–01 and again with 117 points in 2001–02. He was then drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fourth round (128th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

He proceeded to play with the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL during the 2002–03 season before joining the Norfolk Admirals for the 2003–04 season of the AHL. He played two seasons with the Admirals and was promoted to the Blackhawks for the 2005–06 season.

On December 5, 2005, he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for Patrick Sharp and Éric Meloche.[1] He spent most of his time in Philadelphia playing for the Philadelphia Phantoms and was traded to the Nashville Predators on June 4, 2007, for future considerations.[2]

On July 4, 2008, Ellison signed a one-year contract in Latvia with the Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League. Ellison scored 39 points in 55 games, placing second with Riga in scoring for 2008–09. On August 4, 2009, he then signed a contract with fellow KHL team, HC MVD.

After three successful seasons with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod, Ellison left the KHL and signed a one-year contract with Swiss club, EHC Biel of the NLA on June 26, 2013.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Cowichan Valley Capitals BCHL 60 11 23 34 95
2000–01 Cowichan Valley Capitals BCHL 60 22 44 66 102
2001–02 Cowichan Valley Capitals BCHL 60 42 75 117 76 9 5 6 11 8
2002–03 Red Deer Rebels WHL 72 40 56 96 80 22 7 13 20 28
2003–04 Norfolk Admirals AHL 71 14 21 35 115 7 0 1 1 4
2003–04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 10 0 1 1 0
2004–05 Norfolk Admirals AHL 71 14 37 51 44 5 0 1 1 2
2005–06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 26 3 9 12 17
2005–06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 5 0 1 1 0
2005–06 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 48 12 13 25 35
2006–07 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 62 12 27 39 43
2006–07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 75 26 32 58 55 5 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Dinamo Riga KHL 55 15 22 37 84 3 0 1 1 0
2009–10 HC MVD KHL 52 16 18 34 102 22 4 5 9 10
2010–11 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 53 21 29 50 28
2011–12 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 25 10 10 20 14
2012–13 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 33 3 14 17 10
NHL totals 43 3 11 14 19
KHL totals 218 65 93 158 238 25 4 6 10 10

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blackhawks acquire Sharp, Meloche". Chicago Blackhawks. 2005-12-05. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  2. ^ "Flyers trade Ellison to Nashville". philly.com. 2007-06-04. Retrieved 2008-11-10. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Matt Ellison completes move to EHC Biel" (in German). EHC Biel. 2013-06-26. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 

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