Nashville Predators Trade Defenceman Ryan Ellis To Philadelphia Flyers

Ryan Ellis of the Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators have traded defenceman Ryan Ellis to Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenceman Philippe Myers and forward Nolan Patrick. Patrick has been subsequently traded to the Vegas Golden Knights by Nashville in exchange for forward Cody Glass.

Ryan Ellis Traded to Philadelphia

With the expansion draft only four days away and the protection list due in a few hours, the NHL general managers have been busy. This trade is probably the biggest one so far and has impacts on all three teams involved.

Philadelphia has acquired the 30-year-old defenceman Ryan Ellis from Nashville. With Philippe Myers being the return, Philadelphia will likely protect Ellis. The blueliner has had a slight decline in his game this past season and was nursing an injury. However, before that, he was a great asset to Nashville and can bounce back. Ellis appeared in 35 games this past season, scoring five goals and 18 points. The player was drafted 11th overall in the 2009 NHL Draft by Nashville.

What Nashville Gets From The Deals

As in for Nashville, they’re getting Myers from the Flyers and Cody Glass for Vegas in exchange for Nolan Patrick. Myers is 24 years old and is on his way to his fourth NHL season. He is not an offensive player but the young blueliner has a big frame and can play a physical game to help his teammates. Even though some things need improvement, he can be good for Nashville if paired correctly.

Glass has yet to play a full NHL season but can be really good for the Predators as well. The 22-year-old player appeared in 27 games, scoring four goals and 10 points this past season. He was Vegas’ first-round pick in 2017, their first drafted player in franchise history. The youngster has room to improve a lot and can be a great asset for Nashville for years to come.

What Vegas Gets From Nashville

Nolan Patrick was traded to Vegas by Nashville. He was Philadelphia’s first-round pick, going second overall. The 22-year-old player has three NHL seasons, having missed the 2019-20 because of a migraine disorder. He played 52 games this past season and scored four goals and nine points. He has the potential to be a great player and a replacement for Glass if he stays healthy and is used wisely.

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