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Predators ink Ellis to lucrative eight-year extension

By on August 15, 2018

The Nashville Predators have locked up Ryan Ellis for the long-term.

The team announced Tuesday that they have signed the 27-year old defenceman to an eight-year, $50 million contract extension. The deal will pay him an annual average of $6.25 million and keep him under contract through the 2026/27 season.

“Ryan is a huge part of our team on and off the ice and we are happy to have his leadership remain in our locker room for the foreseeable future,” said Predators general manager David Poile

“We have talked about wanting to keep the core of our team together, and this is another opportunity to help us do so while continuing to compete for a Stanley Cup. Ryan is entering his prime and is one of the reasons why we feel this team has a chance to win every time we step on the ice.”

Ellis, who was selected 11th overall in the 2009 NHL Draft, has posted 55 goals, 118 assists and a plus-76 rating over a span of seven seasons and 396 games with the franchise.

The signing solidifies the Predators top 4 defensive core, which also includes P.K. Subban, Roman Josi and Mattias Ekholm.

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