CANADIENS RE-ASSIGN ELLIS TO BULLDOGS FROM NAILERS
22-year-old leads Wheeling defencemen in goals, assists, points
Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release
MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have re-assigned defenceman Morgan Ellis to the Bulldogs from the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers.
Ellis has split this season between the Bulldogs and Nailers. In two games with Hamilton, the 22-year-old has recorded seven penalty minutes. In 39 games with Wheeling, he has recorded 26 points (13 goals, 13 assists) and 22 penalty minutes. In his first season in the ECHL, the Ellerslie, P.E.I. native currently sits tied for second among ECHL defencemen in goals and also leads all Nailers defencemen in goals, assists and points.
In 132 career American Hockey League regular season games with the Bulldogs, the 6-1, 204-pound defenceman has recorded 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) and 100 penalty minutes.
Ellis was selected by the Canadiens in the fourth round (117th overall) in the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
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