| Right Wing|
Ice hockey player
HC Dinamo Minsk
| Matt Ellison|
| December 8, 1983 (age 32)
Duncan, BC, CAN (1983-12-08) |
Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
Dinamo Riga (KHL)
HC MVD (KHL)
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (KHL)
EHC Biel (NLA)
KHL Medvescak Zagreb (KHL)
128th overall, 2002
Matt Ellison Wikipedia
Matt Ellison (born December 8, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who is currently playing for Dynamo Minsk in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Drafted in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL), Ellison played for the Blackhawks minor teams with two stints in the NHL, before being traded in 2005 to the Philadelphia Flyers. After being traded to the Nashville Predators in 2007, Ellison played one season for the Predators AHL team before moving to play in Europe in 2008. Ellison has continued to play in the KHL since then.
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 Norfolk Admirals and was promoted to the Blackhawks to start the 2005–06 season.
On December 5, 2005, he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for Patrick Sharp and Éric 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.
On July 4, 2008, Ellison signed a one-year contract in Latvia with the Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League. Ellison scored 39 points in 55 games, placing second with Riga in scoring for 2008–09. On August 4, 2009, he then signed a contract with fellow KHL team, HC MVD.
After three successful seasons with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod, Ellison left the KHL and signed a one-year contract with Swiss club, EHC Biel of the NLA on June 26, 2013. Ellison subsequently left Biel and returned to the KHL to play for Zagreb in the 2013–14 season. In 2014, Ellison signed with Dynamo Minsk for the 2014–15 season.1999–00: Cowichan Valley Capitals' Co-Rookie of the Year
2001–02: Cowichan Valley Capitals' Three Star Award winner and MVP
2002–03: WHL Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year)
2002–03: WHL East Second All-Star Team