Trade Alert: Flyers acquire Ryan Ellis from Predators for Philippe Meyers and Nolan Patrick

Feb 11, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) passes the puck during the first period against the Detroit Red Wings at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Flyers acquired Ryan Ellis from the Nashville Predators on Saturday for fellow defenseman Philippe Myers and forward Nolan Patrick, multiple media outlets reported.

Patrick then was flipped in a separate deal to the Vegas Golden Knights for fellow forward Cody Glass, TSN reported.

“Ryan is an excellent all-around defenseman,” Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher said. “In our opinion, he’s one of the best passers in the game on the blueline. He’s great in transition. He can play on the power play. He’s got a heavy shot. And he’s a very good penalty killer.”

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Flyers get their man, Ryan Ellis

Ellis, 30, recorded 18 points (five goals, 13 assists) in 35 games last season. He is two seasons into an eight-year, $50 million contract.

Ellis has posted 270 points (75 goals, 195 assists) in 562 career games since being selected by the Predators with the 11th overall pick of the 2009 NHL Draft.

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Jan 30, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) and Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) talk against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Myers, 24, collected 11 points (one goal, 10 assists) in 44 games in 2020-21. The 6-foot-5 Myers has 29 points (six goals, 23 assists) in 115 career games with the Flyers.

Patrick, 22, had nine points (four goals, five assists) in 52 games last season. He has 70 points (30 goals, 40 assists) in 197 career games since Philadelphia selected him with the second overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

Glass, 22, recorded 10 points (four goals, six assists) in 27 games in 2020-21. He has 22 points (nine goals, 13 assists) in 66 career games since being selected by the Golden Knights with the sixth overall pick of the 2017 NHL Draft.

–Field Level Media