Report: Flyers Acquire Ryan Ellis In Three-Team Trade, Part With Nolan Patrick And Philippe Myers


According to TSN’s Frank Seravalli, the Philadelphia Flyers acquired right-handed defenseman Ryan Ellis from the Nashville Predators in exchange for right-handed defenseman Philippe Myers and center Nolan Patrick. The Predators flipped Patrick to the Vegas Golden Knights for center Cody Glass.

Ellis, 30, recorded five goals, 18 points, a +1 rating, a 53.22% five-on-five Corsi-for percentage, a 50.24% expected goals-for percentage, and a 54.48% five-on-five scoring chances-for percentage in 35 games this past season. He added one goal, five points, and a -1 rating in the Predators’ six-game loss in the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs to the Carolina Hurricanes. In 562 career NHL games, all with the Predators, Ellis has posted 75 goals, 270 points, and a +114 rating.

Myers, 24, tallied one goal, 11 points, a -10 rating, a 54.19% five-on-five Corsi-for percentage, a 51.44% expected goals-for percentage, and a 52.42% five-on-five scoring chances-for percentage in 44 games with the Flyers this past season. In 115 career NHL games, all with the Flyers, Myers has tallied six goals, 29 points, and a +2 rating.

Patrick, 22, posted four goals, nine points, and a -30 rating in 52 games with the Flyers this season and has 30 goals and 70 points in 197 career NHL games, all with Philadelphia. He missed the entire 2019-20 season with a concussion.

With the trade, the Flyers find the top-four right-handed defenseman that they were looking for since Matt Niskanen retired last offseason. The team finished the season ranked last in the NHL with a 3.52 goals-against per game average and 30th with a 73.1% penalty-killing rate.

While averaging 23:46 per game (second on the Predators), including 2:10 on the power play (second among Predators defensemen) and 2:32 on the penalty kill (second on the team), Ellis posted 21 hits, 63 blocked shots (second among team’s defensemen), 22 giveaways, seven takeaways, and a 53.4% shot-attempts percentage (first).

The Flyers part with a talented young prospect in Patrick, but his career has been plagued with injuries so far.

The deadline to submit protection lists for the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft is at 5 PM ET on Saturday.

The Flyers currently have $9,385,477 in cap space with Sanheim (restricted free agent), goaltender Carter Hart (RFA), left-wing Carsen Twarynski (RFA), and left-handed defenseman Sam Morin (unrestricted free agent) up for contract this offseason.

Other trades before roster freeze:

  • New York Rangers acquire defenseman Nick DeSimone, 2022 fourth-round pick from Vegas Golden Knights for center Brett Howden
  • Rangers acquire rights to pending unrestricted free agent left wing Barclay Goodrow from Tampa Bay Lightning for 2022 fourth-round pick
  • Dallas Stars trade left-wing Jason Dickinson to Vancouver Canucks for 2021 third-round pick
  • San Jose Sharks acquired goaltender Adin Hill, 2022 seventh-round pick from Arizona Coyotes for goaltender Josef Korenar, 2022 second-round pick
  • Pittsburgh Penguins trade center Jared McCann to Toronto Maple Leafs for center Filip Hallander, 2023 seventh-round pick
  • New York Islanders trade left-wing Andrew Ladd and 2021 second-round pick, the better of Islanders’ or Colorado Avalanche’s 2022 second-round pick, and 2023 conditional third-round pick to Coyotes

By Harrison Brown

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