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Encyclopedia > Dave Ellett

David John George Ellett (born 30 March 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the NHL for 16 seasons. He was born in Cleveland because his father, Tom, was a minor-league hockey player playing for the Cleveland Barons of the AHL. March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (90th in Leap years). ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Official languages None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George V. Voinovich (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 34th 116,096 km² 8. ... A professional does an activity to receive payment for an act (as a profession), which usually requires expertise and carries with it socially significant mores and folkways. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ... This article discusses the current and former American Hockey League teams. ... This logo is being used to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the AHLs founding. ...

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Playing career

Ellett was drafted 75th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft and then played the next two seasons after that at Bowling Green State University. When Ellett joined the Jets in 1984, he was a solid defenseman right away, scoring 38 points and garnering a +20 plus/minus rating. He became part of a solid Jets nucleus in the mid-to-late 80's that had the misfortune of playing in the same division as the dominant Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames. As a result, Ellett did not garner very much late-round playoff experience with the Jets. The Winnipeg Jets were an ice hockey franchise that existed in both the World Hockey Association and the National Hockey League. ... The 1982 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is a public, four-year institution located in Bowling Green, Ohio, USA; about 20 miles south of Toledo, Ohio on I-75. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a National Hockey League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The Calgary Flames are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Calgary, Alberta. ...


In the middle of the 1990-91 season, Ellett was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs with Paul Fenton for Ed Olczyk and Mark Osborne. It was with the Leafs that Ellett transitioned from an offensive defenseman into a solid two-way rearguard. He was an integral part to the Leaf's clubs of 1993 and 1994 that made it to the Stanley Cup semi-finals. The 1990-91 NHL season was the 74th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Toronto Maple Leafs are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Ed Olczyk (born August 16, 1966, Chicago, Illinois, USA) is a Polish-American and formally the head coach for the National Hockey League Pittsburgh Penguins and former centre for Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame. ...


Ellett was traded to the New Jersey Devils with Doug Gilmour in the 1996-97 season, but only played with the club until the end of the season. He finished his career with the Boston Bruins and then the St. Louis Blues. He played his 1000th career game with Boston on March 1, 1998 against the New York Islanders. He retired in 2000. The New Jersey Devils (NJD) are a National Hockey League team based in the Continental Airlines Arena of the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... Doug Gilmour (born June 25, 1963 in Kingston, Ontario) was a player in the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1996-97 NHL season was the 80th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Boston Bruins are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The St. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The New York Islanders are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Uniondale, New York. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


In 1989 Ellett was the subject of controversy when he decided to play for Team Canada in the World Championships. Bob Johnson, coach of the American team, complained that Ellett had to play for the United States because of his birthplace and because he attended Team USA's training camp for the 1984 Canada Cup. But in actuality, Ellett was allowed to play for Team Canada because he never actually played for the USA internationally. 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Badger Bob Johnson (1931-1991) was an American-born college and professional ice hockey coach. ... The Canada Cup refers to several types of professional sporting events held in Canada: It is also the previous name of the World Cup of Golf. ...


Ellet's wife, Annie Bianco, is a women's world champion cowboy mounted soldier.


Awards

  • Named to the CCHA Second All-Star Team (1984)
  • Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team (1984)
  • Played in the NHL All-Star Game (1989, 1992)

Records

  • Most points by a Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman in a playoff year (18 in 1994)
  • Most assists by a Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman in a playoff year (15 in 1994)

1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1982-83 Bowling Green CCHA 40 4 13 17 34 - - - - -
1983-84 Bowling Green CCHA 43 15 39 54 96 - - - - -
1984-85 Winnipeg Jets NHL 80 11 27 38 85 8 1 5 6 4
1985-86 Winnipeg Jets NHL 80 15 31 46 96 3 0 1 1 0
1986-87 Winnipeg Jets NHL 78 13 31 44 53 10 0 8 8 2
1987-88 Winnipeg Jets NHL 68 13 45 58 106 5 1 2 3 10
1988-89 Winnipeg Jets NHL 75 22 34 56 62 - - - - -
1989-90 Winnipeg Jets NHL 77 17 29 46 96 7 2 0 2 6
1990-91 Winnipeg Jets NHL 17 4 7 11 6 - - - - -
1990-91 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 60 8 30 38 69 - - - - -
1991-92 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 79 18 33 51 95 - - - - -
1992-93 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 6 34 40 46 21 4 8 12 8
1993-94 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 68 7 36 43 42 18 3 15 18 31
1994-95 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 33 5 10 15 26 7 0 2 2 0
1995-96 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 80 3 19 22 59 6 0 0 0 4
1996-97 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 56 4 10 14 34 - - - - -
1996-97 New Jersey Devils NHL 20 2 5 7 6 10 0 3 3 10
1997-98 Boston Bruins NHL 82 3 20 23 67 6 0 1 1 6
1998-99 Boston Bruins NHL 54 0 6 6 25 8 0 0 0 4
1999-00 St. Louis Blues NHL 52 2 8 10 12 7 0 1 1 2
16 seasons NHL career 1129 153 415 568 985 116 11 46 57 87

International Play

  • Attended training camp for USA at 1984 Canada Cup, but did not play.
  • Played for Canada at the 1989 World Championships.

International Statistics 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1989 Canada WC 10 4 2 6 14

See also

National Hockey League The list of National Hockey League (NHL) players is divided into the following lists: By specific groups Current players List of every NHL player List of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame List of members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame List of NHL... A list of National Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1917-18 | 1918-19 | 1919-20 | 1920-21 | 1921-22 | 1922-23 | 1923-24 | 1924-25 | 1925-26 | 1926-27 | 1927-28 | 1928-29 | 1929-30 | 1930-31 | 1931-32 | 1932-33 | 1933-34 | 1934-35 | 1935-36...

References


  Results from FactBites:
 
Hockey Hall of Fame 2006 Legends Classic Hockey Tour > Players > Dave Ellett (352 words)
In the 1982 NHL Entry Draft, Ellett was chosen 75th overall in round four by the Winnipeg Jets.
Early in 1990-91, Ellett was sent to the Toronto Maple Leafs where he would spend the better part of seven years.
Ellett's final year in the NHL was in 1999-2000, when in 52 games, he had ten points as a member of the St. Louis Blues.
Rio Rancho Observer Online (1602 words)
Although he grew up as a rink rat, Dave Ellett says there were times in childhood he couldn't wait for hockey season to end, so he could get his baseball bat and glove out and enjoy some time on the diamond.
Ellett, who turns 42 on March 30, was in Rio Rancho recently when his partnership group, which includes Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brian Savage, was announced as the new owners of the New Mexico Scorpions.
Ellett was named a first-team all-star for the Falcons in that tournament and, 14 years later, was inducted into the university's hall of fame.
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