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Predators trade Ellis to the Flyers
Jul 20, 2021, 5:52:00 AM

Predators trade Ellis to the Flyers

The Nashville Predators came up with a huge call to trade Ryan Ellis to the Philadelphia Flyers. The Preds get defenseman Philippe Myers and forward Nolan Patrick, who was then traded to the Vegas Golden Knights for forward Cody Glass this offseason.

At the age of 30, Ellis still has six seasons left in the deal that was set to see him stay for eight years with the Predators. He inked that deal back in August 2018 but is now set to bring that deal to the Flyers.

Ellis had 18 points on five goals and 13 dimes in 35 games of the 2021 season. He also had one goal and four dimes as he played in six Stanley Cup games as well. The star said that he did not expect to get traded at all.

‘Pretty shocked’, Ellis said. ‘To be honest, the trade just happened, haven't really thought too far ahead. I don't even know what to say. Just found out an hour ago. Winning is important, that's the business we're in, so just to win’.

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Ellis has spent all of his career with Nashville. He is aware that the Flyers can give out more salary than the Predators can for years to come. He does not see it as a big task but it is all going to be a new run for him.

Ryan was picked by the Predators in the 2009 NHL Draft. He went on to score 270 points (75 goals, 195 assists) in 562 regular season games and 38 points (seven goals, 31 assists) in 74 playoff games.

Philly thinks they have found a defenceman who could be the answer to their woes. GM Chuck Fletcher is trying to figure out a way to make sure Ellis gets the best of his opportunity.

The team is lucky enough to get a quality star out of Ellis. After all, he’s been able to play at the top of his game in the past few years, so this opportunity with the Flyers should be not so different from him. Who knows, Ellis might be the missing piece they need.

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Words: Paul Daniel Flores

Image: PA