Dan Ellis

Basics

Type: 
Out of Organization
Position: 
Goaltender
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.01
Weight: 
191
Born: 
06/19/1980
Age: 
30
Hometown: 
Saskatoon, SASK
Acquired: 
Signed as an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2010
Last Team: 
Nashville (NHL)
Projects As: 
Solid 1A goaltender
Depth Chart Weight: 
1

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2000
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Dallas Stars
Round: 
2
Pick No.: 
60
Draft Team: 
Nebraska-Omaha (CCHA)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Exempt
Signing Date: 
07/01/2010
Contract Type: 
One-way
Contract Length: 
2 years
Cap Number: 
$1 500 000
Contract Start Year: 
2010
Contract End Year: 
2012
Contract End Status: 
UFA
Salary: 
$1 500 000
Salary: 
$1 500 000

Bio

Awards: 

2007-08

  • NHL - Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award (Best save percentage)


2003-04

  • ECHL - Playoff MVP


2001-02

  • CCHA - Second All-Star Team


2000-01

  • CCHA - All-Rookie Team


1999-00

  • USHL - Player of the Year
  • USHL - Goaltender of the Year
  • USHL - First All-Star Team

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Owns impressive character, which suits him well in battling NHL shooters on a regular basis. Makes the most of his limited size and never quits on a play. Can be a starter for stretches.

Weaknesses: 

Lacks the consistency to be a starting goaltender at the National Hockey League level. Will at times mishandle the puck or over-play his position into a goal against.

Projection: 

Great backup or solid 1A goaltender.

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