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Dan Ellis
Dan Ellis
Goaltender
(DAN EH-lihs)
Number: 39
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 195
Catches: Left
Born: Jun 19, 1980  (Age 35)
Birthplace: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 5, 2007.
Drafted: DAL / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (60th overall)

2008-09: Moved into third on the club’s all-time shutout list with his ninth career whitewash on Feb. 6 at Minnesota… Posted a 1.98 goals-against average and a .937 save percentage in the month of December … Notched two shutouts in a five-game span from Nov. 25-Dec.13, first stopping 17 St. Louis shots (Nov. 25), then blanking Dallas on 27 attempts (Dec. 13)… Named the NHL's Third Star of the Week for the period ending Nov. 16 after going 3-0-0 at San Jose, Anaheim and Los Angeles Nov. 11-15. Stopped 119 of 126 shots during that span… Made a franchise-record 54 saves in a 4-3 overtime win at San Jose on Nov. 11… Started 19 of the team’s first 21 games of the season.

2007-08: Led the NHL in save percentage (.924) in his first full season in the league… Tied for third in the NHL in shutouts (6)… Compiled an 11-3-3 record in one-goal games and an 18-1-0 record when receiving three or more goals in offensive support… Named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week on March 30 after posting a 2-0-1 record with a 0.33 goals-against average, a .991 save percentage and two shutouts… Set a franchise record with a 233:48 shutout streak from the first period vs. Chicago on March 22 to overtime vs. Detroit on March 30. The streak ranked fifth-best in the NHL’s modern era at the time. He stopped 147 shots during that span… Won his first seven career starts – six of which came as a Predator from Oct. 10-Dec. 1, 2007 – tied for third best in NHL history… Posted a shutout in his first start as a Predator, stopping 20 shots in a 3-0 victory over Atlanta on Oct. 25… Signed a two-year contract on June 23, 2008. PLAYOFFS: Led the league in save percentage (.938)… Played in all six games of the club’s WCQ series vs. Detroit, his first six career postseason contests… Stopped 52-of-54 shots in Game Five, setting a franchise record for saves in a playoff game.

CAREER NOTES: Played his third pro season in 2006-07 with Iowa (AHL) and ranked third in the AHL in minutes played (3,194) and fourth in wins (30)… Ranked 12th in the AHL with a .912 save percentage in 2005-06… Earned the first win in Iowa Stars history, a 7-2 decision on Oct. 16, 2005 vs. San Antonio… 2003-04: Made his NHL debut with Dallas on Feb. 18, 2004 at Los Angeles, stopping 25 of 28 shots in his first NHL win… Named the Most Valuable Player of the ECHL playoffs and the MVP of the Kelly Cup Finals after leading Idaho to a league championship in 2004 with a 13-3 record and a 1.86 GAA.

AMATEUR: Played three seasons at the University of Nebraska-Omaha (CCHA), and ranks among the school’s leaders in games played (118), games started (117), wins (53), shutouts (7) and saves (3,125)… Named to the CCHA Second All-Star Team in 2001-02… Named the USHL Goaltender of the Year, Player of the Year and a First-Team All-Star after leading the USHL in wins (34), minutes played (3,274), shutouts (11) and GAA (2.25) with Omaha in 1999-00.

BACKGROUND: Nickname “Elly”… Does charity work for “Teen Ranch,” a Christian hockey school near his hometown that was influential on his development as a player and a person… Lists Jesus as the historical figure he would have most liked to have met… Spends his summers in Omaha, Nebraska… Favorites include Boston (NHL city to visit), Turks and Caicos (vacation destination) and ColdPlay and Dave Mathews Band (musicians)… Lists winning the ECHL’s Kelly Cup in his first professional season as his most memorable hockey moment… Has a cat named “Ozzy”… Wife – Katie, Son – Kaden.

TRANSACTIONS: July 7, 2007 – Signed as a free agent by Nashville… June 24, 2000 – Dallas’ second choice, 60th overall (second round), in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 57 36 17 4 158 130 76
2 DAL 54 34 15 5 174 145 73
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 52 32 17 3 144 119 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 52 26 19 7 117 122 59
7 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
8 COL 56 27 25 4 149 155 58
9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 53 21 20 12 123 143 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
13 WPG 53 24 26 3 137 151 51
14 EDM 55 21 29 5 133 166 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 54 11 27 -3 38
F. Forsberg 54 17 18 -7 35
S. Weber 54 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 54 6 27 2 33
J. Neal 54 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 54 6 18 3 24
R. Ellis 53 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 54 11 7 -2 18
C. Jarnkrok 53 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 37 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 7 .903 2.54
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36