On July 17th, it was introduced that associate captain Ryan Ellis had been traded to the for young defender Philippe Myers as well as onward Nolan Patrick; Patrick was then flipped to the in exchange for Cody Glass.
Ellis has actually been a keystone of the Predators’ blue line since the mid-2010s. His calm and collected demeanor on the same pair as Roman Josi– among the league’s finest play-driving defenders– has actually served as the best one-two strike. Ellis is an excellent defender in his very own area and assumes the game out at a very high degree. He’s authorized through 2026-27 with a $6.25 million cap hit.
Ellis had a down year in 2020-21, however was just one of the finest defenders in the entire NHL in 2019-20. He absolutely lit it up when he came back from the head injury received from Corey Perry in the 2020 Winter months Classic. From 2018-21 he’s been the twentieth-best gamer as well as third-best defender in goals above substitute.
It’s tough to see a player like Ellis pursue every one of his years with the franchise business. He was the 11th general choice in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and functioning his method up through the ranks to end up being a crucial component of the company. It’s virtually hard to think. He was a fan favorite player to most, and also his operate in Nashville should be appreciated by all.
As for the return, Philippe Myers is a huge defender with lots of puck abilities, that went undrafted. He has the reach, and he has the skating ability to become a strong top-four defender. Considering how great the development group is with defenders, it wouldn’t amaze me in the tiniest if he finishes up playing some top-pair mins in the future. Myers is signed with 2022-23 at a $2.55 million typical yearly value (AAV). At simply 24 years old, there is a great deal to like regarding him.
Cody Glass has actually had a harsh go of it with the Golden Knights. He has actually jumped about from the NHL to the minors because being prepared, but has actually revealed indications of being a possible top-six gamer. He racked up 10 points in 14 games in 2020-21 with the Knights’ AHL team, the Henderson Silver Knights. He scored over a point per game with the Portland Winterhawks in both 2017-18 as well as 2018-19, with his most noteworthy season being 2017-18, where he racked up 102 points in 64 games. Glass was touted as a gamer with fairly strong two-way capabilities who can handle the puck well in limited rooms as well as open lanes for his colleagues. His skating is above average, however his capacity to control the thrill is just one of his most significant strengths. His deceptive attitude and also smooth stick-handling make him an offensive force to be thought with.
It’s difficult to project how he will execute with the NHL group, considering he has had his battles, however if he’s placed in the appropriate situation with the schedule he might effectively be a solid factor.
The entire bargain is unusual yet understandable. Glass doesn’t have to be protected under the growth guidelines, as well as exchanging Ellis for Myers enables a young player like David Farrance to complete for an area on heaven line. Income has actually likewise been dropped, whether it be for a larger relocation or more flexibility with the flat cap for the following five years. It’s a hit action for both the Flyers as well as Predators for a plethora of factors, but it’s still hard to believe that Nashville triumphed.