Flyers acquire Ryan Ellis in three-team trade with Predators, Golden Knights


The Philadelphia Flyers are including defensive reinforcements forward of the 2021-22 season. 

In response to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Flyers have acquired Ryan Ellis from the Nashville Predators in trade for Nolan Patrick and Philippe Myers. The Predators are flipping Patrick to the Vegas Golden Knights for Cody Glass. 

Ellis had spent his total 10-year profession in Nashville. The 30-year-old amassed 270 factors (75 targets, 195 assists) in 562 video games. 

The Canadian joins a defensive unit in Philadelphia that features Shayne Gostisbehere, Justin Braun, Robert Hagg, Ivan Provorov and Travis Sanheim. 

The Flyers have been one of many worst defensive groups within the NHL final season, permitting a league-high 197 targets, equating to three.52 targets in opposition to per sport. Additionally they had the second-worst penalty kill within the league at 70.95%. 

Including Ellis was a strong deal for the Flyers, however that transfer alone will not assist the protection flip issues round. 

Patrick was the second total decide within the 2017 NHL Draft. The 22-year-old has compiled 70 factors (30 targets, 40 assists) in 197 video games throughout three seasons. 

Glass, chosen sixth total in 2017, has tallied 22 factors (9 targets, 13 assists) in 66 video games. 


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