Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ryan Ellis Makes Wayne Simmonds Hurtle Through Space

Ryan Ellis is a smallish yet talented rookie defenseman for the Nashville Predators. One concern about Ellis was how he would fare against the larger forwards he would face in NHL competition.

Against the Flyers in a game in Nashville on the 14th, Ellis showed his ability to be positionally sound and use his body to separate a player from the puck. Here is a clip of the hit:

Ellis has to be sound from a positioning standpoint, but as the clip shows, he is able to use his body effectively.

Continue to look for Ellis to develop his game the longer he is in the NHL.

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