Red Wings Re-Sign Former Toledo Center Ellis

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League announced that they have re-signed former Toledo center Matt Ellis to a two-year contract.

In his first professional season in 2002-03, the 25-year-old Ellis led Toledo with 27 goals and was second on the team with 59 points (27g-32a) in 71 regular season games and tied for the team lead in the Kelly Cup Playoffs with eight points (3g-5a) and a plus-minus rating of +9 in seven games.

Ellis made his NHL debut with the Red Wings on Dec. 18, 2006 and had six penalty minutes in 16 games for Detroit in 2006-07 while also playing in the American Hockey League where he had 49 points (26g-23a) in 65 regular season games and seven points (4g-3a) in seven playoff games for Grand Rapids. He was named the CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 18 after scoring six points (4g-2a) in three games.