Nick Ellis

Hometown:

Millersville Maryland

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1994-01-18

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2012

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Signed as free agent, 2016

Weight:

180 lbs.

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History

2010-11: Nick Ellis played prep school hockey for the Pomfret School in Connecticut. Handling the bulk of the goaltending for the Griffins as a sophomore, he had a 3.65 goals against and .898 save percentage. Pomfret qualified for the New England Small School tournament, falling to eventual champion Dexter, 3-2 in overtime, in the quarterfinals.

2011-12: Ellis returned to Pomfret for his junior season posting a 4.26 goals against and .916 save percentage on a Griffins team that struggled in the prep school ranks, winning just three games. Ellis was selected by the Des Moines Buccaneers in the second round (18th overall) in the 2012 USHL Entry Draft.

2012-13: Ellis left the prep ranks to play junior hockey in the USHL with Des Moines. Splitting the goaltending duties with Billy Christopoulos, he was 12-12-4 and had a 3.41 goals against and .909 save percentage playing in 37 regular season games. The Buccaneers finished seventh in the Western Conference, missing the playoffs. Ellis committed to playing college hockey at Providence College in 2013-14.

2013-14: Ellis played in seven games as a backup to sophomore Jon Gillies (CGY) in his freshman season at Providence College. He was 3-2-1 with a 2.35 goals against and .904 save percentage. The Friars finished third in Hockey East and advanced to the conference tournament semifinals, falling to New Hampshire, 3-1. Providence received an at-large bid to the NCAA East Regional — shutting out Quinnipiac, 4-0, before falling 3-1 to eventual national champion Union College in the regional final.

2014-15: Ellis played in five games for Providence College as a sophomore as Jon Gillies backstopped the Friars to an NCAA Championship. He was 2-0-0 with one shutout and had a 2.22 goals against and .910 save percentage. Providence finished second to Boston University in Hockey East, receiving an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament after falling to New Hampshire in a best-of-three Hockey East quarterfinal series. Providence defeated Miami (7-5) and Denver (4-1) to capture the NCAA East regional. After a 4-1 win over Nebraska-Omaha in the Frozen Four semifinal the Friars out-lasted Hockey East rival Boston University, 4-3, in the championship game.

2015-16: Ellis took over as the starting goalie for Providence as a junior after Gillies signed with the Flames following the 2014-15 season. In 36 games he was 25-7-4 with four shutouts and had a 1.80 goals against and .936 save percentage. Providence finished finishing second to Boston College in Hockey East and received an at-large bid to the NCAA Northeast Regional following a 2-1 triple overtime loss to Massachusetts-Lowell in the Hockey East semifinals. Ellis stopped 54 of 56 shots in his final college hockey game as Providence lost to Minnesota-Duluth, 2-1 in double overtime, in the Northeast semifinals. He signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers as an undrafted free agent in April 2016. 

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