|Assets:||Can play a sound crash-and-bang game at either wing or center. Provides a lot of energy when in the lineup. Has decent two-way instincts. Works very hard to improve all facets of his game.|
|Flaws:||At times, he has trouble keeping up with the pace of the NHL. Lacks the offensive ability and overall skills to be more than a role player. Is a limited point producer at the highest level.|
|Career Potential:||Energy depth forward.|
|Canadian Major Junior||Plus/Minus Award||2001-02 (shared with Darryl Bootland)|
|OHL||Plus/Minus Award||2001-02 (shared with Darryl Bootland)|
|10/02/2015||Released from training camp by the Buffalo Sabres.|
|9/16/2015||Invited to training camp by the Buffalo Sabres.|
|7/10/2015||Signed with the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|1/26/2015||Recalled from the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|1/19/2015||Assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|1/13/2015||Recalled from the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|9/30/2014||Placed on waivers by the Buffalo Sabres for the purpose of being assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|12/27/2013||Recalled from the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|12/26/2013||Assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|12/14/2013||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|9/23/2013||Placed on waivers by the Buffalo Sabres for the purpose of being assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|7/03/2013||Re-signed by the Buffalo Sabres to a two-year two-way contract.|
|2/10/2013||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|2/09/2013||Placed on waivers by the Buffalo Sabres.|
|4/07/2012||Missed 12 games (knee injury).|
|3/12/2012||Knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/19/2011||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a two-year two-way contract.|
|4/28/2011||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|4/23/2011||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|4/13/2011||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|3/30/2011||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|2/01/2011||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|1/22/2011||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|11/20/2010||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|11/06/2010||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|10/06/2010||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|10/05/2010||Placed on waivers by the Buffalo Sabres.|
|8/31/2010||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a one-year contract.|
|4/26/2010||Missed the last 3 playoff games (upper body injury).|
|4/21/2010||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/09/2009||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a one-year contract.|
|12/19/2008||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|11/10/2008||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|11/07/2008||Placed on waivers by the Buffalo Sabres.|
|10/01/2008||Claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings.|
|2/21/2008||Claimed off waivers from the Detroit Red Wings.|
|12/01/2007||Missed 3 games (headache).|
|7/16/2007||Re-signed by the Detroit Red Wings to a two-year contract.|
|5/03/2007||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|3/22/2007||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|2/24/2007||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|1/27/2007||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|1/26/2007||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|12/26/2006||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|12/18/2006||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/26/2006||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/29/2005||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|8/24/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings to a two-year contract.|
|9/15/2004||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/20/2003||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/25/2002||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|5/19/2002||Signed as a free agent by the Detroit Red Wings to a three-year contract.|
|10/01/2008||Claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Sabres off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings.|
|2/21/2008||Claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Kinds from the Detroit Red Wings.|
|5/19/2002||Signed as a free agent by the Detroit Red Wings.|
| 10/02/2015 2:45 PM
NewsEllis was released from his PTO with the Sabres on Friday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Matt Ellis scores lone Sabres goal in loss | 01/02/2014 11:08 PM
NewsMatt Ellis scored the only Buffalo goal in a 4-1 loss to Minnesota Thursday.
ImpactThe goal was just the second of the campaign for Ellis, who offers no fantasy value. Mike Weber and Tyler Ennis drew the assists on the marker.
| 12/28/2013 2:07 AM
NewsMatt Ellis was called up from the minors on Friday December 27.
Matt Ellis set to play in Spengler Cup | 12/26/2013 8:58 AM
NewsAccording to Rochester's website, Matt Ellis was on his way to Switzerland on Wednesday to join Buffalo's AHL affiliate for the Spengler Cup.
ImpactEllis has one goal in five games with Buffalo this year and 10 points in 25 contests with the Rochester Americans.
| 12/15/2013 2:09 AM
NewsMatt Ellis was called up from the minors on Saturday December 14.
Matt Ellis' contract breakdown released | 07/03/2013 8:56 PM
NewsThe breakdown of Sabres forward Matt Ellis' contract has been released.
ImpactThe 31-year-old signed a two-year, two-way deal and is expected to serve as the Rochester Amerks' captain. He will make $550,000 in the NHL and $300,000 in the AHL. He spent most of the year in the AHL and had eight shots on goal in six games in the NHL this year.
Sabres sign Matt Ellis to two-year contract | 07/03/2013 6:02 PM
NewsBuffalo Sabres sign Matt Ellis to two-year, two-way contract.
Mike Harrington on Twitter
ImpactEllis spent most of the 2013 season with the Sabres' AHL affiliate in Rochester. In six games at the NHL level, Ellis had eight shots on goal. He has no fantasy value.
Matt Ellis clears waivers | 02/11/2013 1:11 PM
NewsMatt Ellis has successfully cleared waivers.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactBuffalo waived him on Sunday to make room for Robyn Regehr's return. He has no points in six games with the Sabres this season.
Matt Ellis gets placed on waivers | 02/10/2013 3:38 PM
NewsThe Buffalo Sabres placed veteran winger Matt Ellis on waivers on Sunday.
Renaud P Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactIt's hard to imagine the 31-year-old forward getting snatched by another team after failing to register a point in five quiet games, but you never know. Ellis essentially has zero fantasy value.
Matt Ellis back in Buffalo's lineup | 01/27/2013 4:10 PM
NewsWith Thomas Vanek out of action, room has been opened up for depth player Matt Ellis.
John Vogl on Twitter
ImpactThe 31-year-old forward has made little impact in the two games he's played so far this season. It's hard to expect him to do too much for the Buffalo Sabres against the Washington Capitals on Sunday.
|Penalty Minutes||26||2007-08 (Det/LA)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2007-08 (Det/LA)|
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