Just before the NHL trade freeze on Saturday, the Philadelphia Flyers made a trade. Acquiring Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis.
GM Chuck Fletcher’s number one target this offseason was a top pair right-handed defenseman to pair with Ivan Provorov. With the acquisition of Ellis, Fletcher has found Provorov a long-term partner.
The full details of the trade are…
PHI – Ryan Ellis
NSH – Phil Myers & Cody Glass
VGK – Nolan Patrick
In 562-career games in Nashville, Ellis has 75-goals & 195-assists. Averaging close to 23:00 minutes a game over the past 5-seasons. Ellis also brings 74-career playoff games experience.