Dan Ellis
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 06/19/1980
DRAFTED: DAL: 2000-60 overall
USHL First All-Star Team (2000) USHL Goaltender of the Year (2000) USHL Player of the Year (2000) CCHA Second All-Star Team (2002) ECHL Playoff MVP (2004) Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 5, 2007. Traded to Montreal by Nashville with Dustin Boyd and future considerations for Sergei Kostitsyn and future considerations, June 29, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 1, 2010. Traded to Anaheim by Tampa Bay for Curtis McElhinney, February 24, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Charlotte (AHL). September 24, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, January 13, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 5, 2013. Traded to Florida by Dallas for Tim Thomas, March 5, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 4, 2015.
2010-11: Appeared in his fourth full NHL season, split with Anaheim and Tampa Bay…in 44 overall games, combined for a 21-10-7 record with two shutouts, a 2.77 GAA and .898 SV%…started Anaheim’s final two regular season games against LA, stopping 66-of-68 shots (.971 SV%) for consecutive victories to help clinch a playoff berth on Apr. 8 and fourth-place in the Western Conference on Apr. 9…set season highs in both saves (43) and shots faced (44) in a 3-1 victory, Apr. 9 @ LA…over his final 17 games with Anaheim and Tampa Bay, stopped 416-of-452 shots for a .920 SV%, 2.23 GAA (36 GA/968 MIN) and 10-3-2 record…won his first game as a Duck on Feb. 27 vs. COL, turning away 22-of-24 shots in a 3-2 win…stopped 28-of-31 shots in his Anaheim debut, Feb. 25 vs. MIN…in 31 games with Tampa Bay, went 13-7-6 with a 2.93 GAA and .889 SV%...at the time of the trade, led the Lightning in wins and games played…in his final 11 appearances with Tampa Bay, posted a 5-2-2 record with a 2.44 GAA and .910 SV%…compiled a season best shutout streak of 121:13 from Oct. 24-Nov. 3…PLAYOFFS: Made his second postseason appearance, his first with Anaheim, in the club’s CQF series vs. NSH…appeared in Game 1, stopping 20-of-24 shots in 40:56 TOI.

PERSONAL: Dan and his wife, Katie, reside in Omaha, NE during the offseason…they have two children: Kaden (3) and Kayleigh (1)…lists drawing and painting as things he can do well…says he designs a lot of his own goalie masks…does charity work for Teen Ranch, a Christian hockey school near his hometown that was influential in his development as a player and a person…lists Sharkeez as his favorite OC restaurant…Coldplay and Dave Matthews Band are his favorite musical artists…lists winning the ECHL’s Kelly Cup in his first professional season as his most memorable hockey moment… his favorite NHL city to visit is Toronto, where his family resides.