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Matt Ellis
Matt Ellis
Left Wing
Number: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 208
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 31, 1981
Birthplace: Welland, ON, Canada
Acquired: Signed by Detroit as a free agent May 10, 2002.
Matt Ellis was born August 31, 1981 in Welland Ontario. The undrafted graduate of the OHL's Toronto St. Michael's Majors was signed as a free agent by the Detroit Red Wings on May 10, 2002.

Prior to making his professional hockey debut, Ellis spent four seasons in junior hockey with the St. Michael's Majors where his offensive contributions helped the club to the Central Division title in 2001-02. After the Detroit Red Wings signed Ellis, he was sent to compete with the club's affiliate, the Toledo Storm of the ECHL. Ellis produced in Teledo and earned a spot with the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins the following season. He would spend four seasons with the club and become the youngest captain in Griffins' history before making his NHL debut for the Red Wings in a December 18th loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Ellis was claimed off waivers by Los Angeles on February 21, 2008, but only appeared in 19 games for the club before being claimed off waivers again, this time by the Buffalo Sabres on October 1, 2008.

In 2009-10 Ellis appeared in 72 games for the Sabres, setting a new career high in that department.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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