December 8, 1983 |
Duncan, BC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)|
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
|NHL Draft||128th overall, 2002
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. 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.
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.
|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|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
- 1999–00: Cowichan Valley Capitals' Co-Rookie of the Year
- 2001–02: Cowichan Valley Capitals' Three Star Award winner and MVP
- 2002–03: WHL Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year)
- 2002–03: WHL East Second All-Star Team
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