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Matt Ellis
Matt Ellis
Left Wing
Number: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 208
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 31, 1981  (Age 33)
Birthplace: Welland, ON, Canada
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Acquired: Signed by Detroit as a free agent May 10, 2002.
• Scored a goal in the season finale vs. NYI (4/13)
• Recorded six shots on goal at BOS (4/12)
• Appeared in his 300th career game vs. NSH (3/11)
• Logged 11:59 TOI vs. SJS (2/28)
• Chipped-in a goal at TOR (1/15) and at CBJ (1/25)
• Contributed an assist at MIN (1/2)
• Tallied an assist over a season-high 14:54 TOI at TOR (12/27)
• Netted his first goal of the season vs. WPG (12/17); also his first since Jan. 13, 2012 
• Credited with two shots on goal over 8:43 TOI in his season debut vs. CGY (12/14)
• Recalled from Rochester on 12/14
• Had 10 points (5+5) in 25 AHL contests at the time of his recall

Note Worthy
-Goal in Detroit's 3-2 win on Oct. 24 vs. VAN was his first point at Joe Louis Arena.
-Had career-high 4-game point streak (10/15-24).
-Scored the first goal of his career (game -winner) in Detroit's 4-2 win 10/18 at SJ.
-Collected his first NHL point with an assist in Detroit's at Anaheim on 10/15.
-Appeared in 282 games over his four-year stint in Grand Rapids, tallying 69-84--153.
-Improved each year he spent in the AHL, collecting 5-10--15 in 2003-04, 18-23--41in 2004-05, 20-28--48 in 2005-06 and 26-23--49 in 2006-07.
-Was the Captain of the Griffins for the last two seasons.
-Made his NHL debut in 2006-07 with the Wings on 12/18/06 at CBJ.
-Recalled to the Red Wings on 3 different occasions in 2006-07 (12/17, 1/26, 2/26).

2007-08 GAME HIGHS:
Goals - 1, 2x, 10/24 vs VAN
Assists - 1, 4x, 1/22 at LAK
Points - 1, 6x, 1/22 at LAK
Shots - 4, 10/14 at LAK
Plus/Minus - +2, 10/20 at PHX
PIM - 2, 5x, 12/27 at COL
Ice Time - 9:05, 10/26 vs SJS

Contract Status: Signed through the 2008-09 season.


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