Morgan Ellis

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Morgan Ellis
Morgan Ellis.jpg
Born (1992-04-30) April 30, 1992 (age 23)
Ellerslie, PEI, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Montreal Canadiens
St. John's IceCaps (AHL)
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 within the Montreal Canadiens 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 career[edit]

Ellis played four seasons (2008 - 2012) 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]

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year Ref
Kevin Lowe Trophy QMJHL Best Defensive Defenceman 2011–12 [6]
QMJHL Second All-Star Team 2011–12 [7]
Memorial Cup Championship 2012 [8]


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