Ryan Ellis arrived in the NHL after one of the greatest junior hockey careers of all time, with a mind-boggling array of individual & team honors including World Junior Championships, Memorial Cup Championships, OHL Defenseman & Player of the Year awards, etc.
After spending the opening months of the season with the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL, Ellis was recently called up for his first taste of NHL action, and tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes, he scored his first career NHL goal for the Nashville Predators. Quite naturally, it came on the power play. Let’s take a look!
After checking out the goal, down at the bottom of this article you can also catch his interview in the dressing room after the game, in which he discusses not only his first goal, but his first NHL assist, which came earlier in the game, a 5-2 victory over the Hurricanes…
With his unparalleled hockey sense, Ellis has a bright future ahead of him as a power play quarterback and offensive force. How high will his NHL star rise over the coming years? Who knows, but you can bet that Ryan Ellis memorabilia such as autographed pucks or photos will become a hot commodity as his reputation grows as one of hockey’s elite puck-moving defensemen!