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Nashville Predators prospect Ryan Ellis named OHL Player of the Year

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From the Windsor Spitfires (follow that link for the rest of the press release):

The Ontario Hockey League named Ryan Ellis winner of the Red Tilson Award as the league's most valuable player today, as voted on by the writers and broadcasters that cover the league.

The honour caps off a brilliant season and junior career for the team's captain and two-time Memorial Cup champion. 

Ellis led the Spitfires and all OHL defencemen in scoring this season, with 24 goals and 77 assists for 101 points in just 58 games.

He became the first defenceman to record 100 points in a season since Jamie Rivers (121 in 1993-94). He's also just the third defenceman in OHL history to record more than 300 points. Only Denis Potvin (330) and Rick Corriveau (329) have more.

His record-setting season also saw him eclipse Joel Quenneville's franchise mark for points by a defenceman (230).

Ellis wrapped his outstanding four-year career ranked second on the all-time Spitfires scoring list with 314 career points. Only Bill Bowler (467) has more. 

Ellis is the first member of the Windsor Spitfires and only the fourth defenceman ever to win the Red Tilson Award.

Ellis joined the Milwaukee Admirals just days ago after the completion of his junior season, and has one assist, 5 shots, and a -1 rating through 3 games.