Thursday, February 16, 2012

Player Spotlight: Morgan Ellis

No content today, so instead I'll profile one of the most underrated Montreal Canadiens prospects currently in the system, being Shawinigan Cataracte's defenseman Morgan Ellis. Ellis, 19, is in his fourth and final season in the QMJHL, having been dealt this year from the team he captained, the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, to fellow Hab prospect Michael Bournival's Shawinigan Cataractes. The move puts Ellis on a contending team where he is often paired with top prospect Brandon Gormley, and ensures him a participation in the Memorial Cup since Shawinigan is this year's host.

Though equally as known for his steady defensive play, Ellis has set career highs already this season with 12 goals and 41 points. Since joining the Cataractes, the 6'2", 196 lbs blueliner has registered 5 goals and 16 points in just 15 games.

Here are some clips of Ellis's play. If you like what you see, give him a follow on Twitter, @morganellis4.

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