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Matt Ellis
Matt Ellis
Left Wing
Number: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 208
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 31, 1981  (Age 33)
Birthplace: Welland, ON, Canada
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Acquired: Claimed off waivers from Detroit on Feb. 21, 2008. LAST AMATEUR CLUB: Toronto St. Michael's, OHL.
• Scored a goal in the season finale vs. NYI (4/13)
• Recorded six shots on goal at BOS (4/12)
• Appeared in his 300th career game vs. NSH (3/11)
• Logged 11:59 TOI vs. SJS (2/28)
• Chipped-in a goal at TOR (1/15) and at CBJ (1/25)
• Contributed an assist at MIN (1/2)
• Tallied an assist over a season-high 14:54 TOI at TOR (12/27)
• Netted his first goal of the season vs. WPG (12/17); also his first since Jan. 13, 2012 
• Credited with two shots on goal over 8:43 TOI in his season debut vs. CGY (12/14)
• Recalled from Rochester on 12/14
• Had 10 points (5+5) in 25 AHL contests at the time of his recall


Goals: 1 (3-13 at NSH, most recent)br>Assists: 1 (3-1 at COL, most recent)br>Points: 1 (3-13 at NSH, most recent)br>+/-: Plus-2 (10-20 at PHX)*
TOI: 17:18 (3-10 vs. VAN)br>Shots: 5 (3-13 at NSH)br>PIM: 2 (4-5 vs. ANA, most recent)br>*With Detroit

THIS SEASON: Recorded first goal as a King March 13 at Nashville...Recorded first point as a King with an assist March 1 at Colorado...Made Kings debut Feb. 23 vs. Chicago...Claimed off waivers from Detroit on Feb. 21...Had career-high four-game point streak (2-2=4), which lasted from Oct. 15 to Oct. 24...Scored first career NHL goal (game-winner) Oct. 18 at San Jose...Collected first NHL point with an assist Oct. 15 at Anaheim...

LAST SEASON: Recorded 49 points (26-23-49) in 65 regular season games with Grand Rapids (AHL), improving his point total for the fourth straight season...Had seven points (4-3=7) in seven playoff games with Grand Rapids...Was Grand Rapids team captain for the second season...Appeared in 16 games with Detroit, tallying zero points and six penalty minutes...Recalled to Detroit on three different occasion...Made NHL debut Dec. 18, 2006 at Columbus.