Matt Ellison

Matt Ellison

Matt Ellison (born December 8, 1983 in Duncan, British Columbia) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He plays centre for the Dinamo Riga in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career

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 Eric 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.

Awards

  • 1999–00: Cowichan Valley Capitals' Co-Rookie of the Year
  • 2001–02: Cowichan Valley Capitals' Three Star Award winner and MVP
  • 2002–03: WHL Rookie of the Year

Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2003–04 Norfolk Admirals AHL 71 14 21 35 115 7 0 1 1 4
2003–04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 10 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004–05 Norfolk Admirals AHL 71 14 37 51 44 5 0 1 1 2
2005–06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 26 3 9 12 17 -- -- -- -- --
2005–06 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 48 12 13 25 35 -- -- -- -- --
2005–06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 5 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006–07 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 62 12 27 39 43 -- -- -- -- --
2006–07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
AHL Totals 252 52 88 140 237 12 0 2 2 6
NHL Totals 43 3 11 14 19 -- -- -- -- --

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