Found July 03, 2013 on
Next up on the UFA Preview series is Dan Ellis of the Carolina Hurricanes. Once July 5 rolls around, if he is not re-signed by his current team, he is open to conversing and signing with any team in the league.
Dan Ellis | G
6'1 | 191lbs
6/19/80; Age: 33
Signed in 2008: 2-years, $3.5 million; $1.75 million cap hit
Signed in 2010: 2-years, $3 million; $1.5 million cap hit
Signed in 2012: 1-year, $650,000; $800,000 cap hit
Projected Earnings Next Season: $700,000 - $900,000
Bringing Dan Ellis back to Nashville makes a lot of sense. Ellis is a capable back up and an upgrade from last season's Chris Mason. It is paramount that the Predators get a good back-up goaltender at a low price since Pekka Rinne is returning from hip surgery.
Last season, the 33-year old played in 19 games backing up Cam Ward. Ellis' stats weren't all that great however, but that was with the struggling Carolina Hurricanes defense. With th...
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