|Assets:||Has the excellent frame (6-5, 221 pounds) to shut opponents down and the footwork teams look for in a big blueliner. Defense is the name of the game for him.|
|Flaws:||The jury is still out on his ability to put it all together and fulfill his potential as an impact blueliner. His offensive ability is somewhat limited and pedestrian.|
|Career Potential:||Defensive defenseman with a little upside.|
|10/05/2014||Placed on waivers by the Winnipeg Jets for the purpose of being assigned to the St. John's IceCaps (AHL).|
|7/24/2014||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Winnipeg Jets to a one-year two-way contract.|
|6/30/2014||Winnipeg Jets did not tender a qualifying offer.|
|4/11/2014||Missed the last 7 regular season games (lower body injury).|
|3/31/2014||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/02/2013||Claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings.|
|11/01/2013||Placed on waivers by the Los Angeles Kings.|
|7/04/2013||Re-signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a one-year contract.|
|7/02/2013||Los Angeles Kings did not tender a qualifying offer.|
|2/08/2013||Acquired from the Florida Panthers.|
|7/06/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Florida Panthers to a one-year contract.|
|6/25/2012||Florida Panthers tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/26/2012||Missed the last 3 playoff games (lower body injury).|
|4/21/2012||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|4/27/2011||Re-signed by the Florida Panthers to a one-year contract.|
|3/01/2011||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|2/25/2011||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|1/16/2011||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|1/11/2011||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|1/08/2011||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|11/24/2010||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|11/16/2010||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|11/05/2010||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|10/26/2010||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|10/20/2010||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|10/06/2010||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|4/12/2010||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|3/03/2010||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|2/09/2010||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|2/06/2010||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|1/16/2010||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|1/14/2010||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|12/21/2009||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|12/20/2009||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|9/23/2009||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|3/04/2009||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|3/03/2009||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|9/28/2008||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|5/08/2008||Signed by the Florida Panthers to an entry level contract.|
|9/19/2007||Returned to his junior team (Kamloops-WHL).|
|11/02/2013||Claimed by the Winnipeg Jets off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings.|
|2/08/2013||Florida Panthers traded Keaton Ellerby to the Los Angeles Kings for a fifth-round draft pick in 2013.|
|6/22/2007||Drafted by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round (10th overall) in 2007.|
Keaton Ellerby will test free agent market | 06/30/2014 5:18 PM
NewsKeaton Ellerby won't get a qualifying offer from Winnipeg.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactIn 51 games with the Jets, Ellerby generated six points, 76 hits and a plus-4 rating. He also averaged just 13:54 of ice time per contest.
Keaton Ellerby deals with a lower-body injury | 04/02/2014 9:38 AM
NewsKeaton Ellerby wasn't available for Tuesday's game against Phoenix due to a lower-body injury.
ImpactHe didn't play in Monday's overtime loss to Anaheim either. In 51 games with Winnipeg this season, Ellerby has six points, a plus-4 rating and 76 hits.
Keaton Ellerby scores in Jets' 3-0 victory | 01/01/2014 10:44 AM
NewsKeaton Ellerby scored a goal in Winnipeg's 3-0 victory on Tuesday.
Winnipeg Free Press
ImpactEllerby has played in three straight contests after spending six games in the press box. He has two goals and four points in 21 games this season.
Jets relegate Keaton Ellerby to the press box | 12/24/2013 5:27 AM
NewsKeaton Ellerby has been a healthy scratch for six straight games.
ImpactHe has skated in 18 games with the Jets this season since was claimed off waivers from Los Angeles, but his last appearance came on Dec. 12. However, Ellerby doesn't have any fantasy value when he does play.
Keaton Ellerby ends lengthy goal drought | 11/22/2013 8:17 AM
NewsKeaton Ellerby recorded his first goal in 104 games in Thursday's loss to Chicago.
Winnipeg Free Press
ImpactHis last goal came on March 17, 2011 vs. Toronto and it was deposited into an empty net. "It's always nice to contribute offensively but I was minus-1 on the night so that's a little bit disappointing," Ellerby said after Winnipeg's 6-3 loss to the Blackhawks. Ellerby has two points in nine games this season.
Keaton Ellerby fills in for Bogosian Sunday | 11/18/2013 9:36 AM
NewsKeaton Ellerby skated with Tobias Enstrom in Sunday's loss to Minnesota.
Winnipeg Free Press
ImpactHe was promoted up the depth chart because of Zach Bogosian's groin injury, which is expected to sideline him for weeks. Ellerby received a season-high 22:09 of ice time versus the Wild and he finished with a minus-2 rating in the Jets' 2-1 loss.
Keaton Ellerby set to make WPG debut Monday | 11/03/2013 1:27 PM
NewsDefenseman Keaton Ellerby will make his debut with the Winnipeg Jets on Monday against the Detroit Red Wings.
Ken Wiebe on Twitter
ImpactHe doesn't carry a whole lot of fantasy value, but the Jets need him with a lot of injuries on the blueline.
Jets claim Keaton Ellerby off waivers | 11/02/2013 12:29 PM
NewsThe Jets have claimed Keaton Ellerby off waivers from the Kings.
Gary Lawless Twitter
ImpactWith injuries to Mark Stuart, Paul Postma, and Jacob Trouba the Jets are hurting on their blueline and needed to add another body. Ellebry is just that--another body. He has no fantasy value.
Kings put Keaton Ellerby on waivers | 11/01/2013 12:44 PM
NewsKeaton Ellerby has been placed on waivers by the Los Angeles Kings.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactEllerby had three points and 16 penalty minutes in 35 games in the shortened 2013 campaign. He's been on the Kings' lineup this season, but hasn't actually been used.
Sutter likes Ellerby, still might not play | 10/24/2013 8:58 AM
NewsLos Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter likes Keaton Ellerby, but that doesn't necessarily mean Ellerby will play soon.
Impact"We can only dress 20, so.Of course I would like to get him into a game," Sutter said of Ellerby. "That's why he's here." Ellerby is still waiting to make his season debut. He had three points in 44 games last season.
Keaton Ellerby returns to Florida Sunday | 10/13/2013 8:04 AM
NewsKeaton Ellerby will return to Florida for the first time since being traded to the Kings in February.
ImpactEllerby is one of eight Kings defensemen on the 23 man roster but has yet to see action in a regular season game this season. He could get into the lineup against his former teammates but that will be a game time decision. He had three assists with 52 penalty minutes and a plus-three rating in 44 games last season so he has some value in penalty minutes when in the lineup.
Keaton Ellerby cracks Kings' defense corps | 09/28/2013 9:40 AM
NewsDefenseman Keaton Ellerby has made the Los Angeles defense corps and will open the season with the Kings next week.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactEllerby was acquired by LA in a trade with the Florida Panthers in February. "Keaton's had a great camp," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said, adding that Ellerby has the ability to play on both the left side and right side of the blueline, "and he's an important guy." In 35 games with the Kings last season, Ellerby had three assists, 16 penalty minutes and a plus-5 rating. He's not a bad fantasy acquisition for hits and penalty minutes.
Kings re-sign Keaton Ellerby with 1-year deal | 07/04/2013 4:27 PM
NewsKeaton Ellerby has re-upped with the Los Angeles Kings on a one-year contract.
ImpactThe Kings didn't tender Ellerby a qualifying offer, but they were able to come to terms with him before he could test the market as an unrestricted free agent. He suited up in 35 games with Los Angeles, where he earned three assists and 16 penalty minutes, after being acquired from Florida.
Kings will let Keaton Ellerby walk | 07/02/2013 8:45 PM
NewsLos Angeles chose not to tender Keaton Ellerby a qualifying offer.
Lisa Dillman on Twitter
ImpactHe will be eligible for unrestricted free agency as a result. Ellerby suited up in 45 games between Los Angeles and Florida in 2013. He also skated in five playoff contests. The Kings did not retain the rights to minor-league players David Kolomatis and Stefan Legein as well.
Keaton Ellerby out, Greene in for Kings | 05/21/2013 10:12 PM
NewsKeaton Ellerby will be a healthy scratch Tuesday night.
Helene Elliott on Twitter
ImpactMatt Greene, who had been sidelined with an undisclosed injury, will take his spot in the lineup.
Keaton Ellerby replaces Martinez Saturday | 05/19/2013 7:52 AM
NewsKeaton Ellerby replaced Alec Martinez in the Kings lineup Saturday.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactEllerby was plus-one with three hits and two blocked shots in 12:31 minutes of action. It was his first game since Game 4 of the opening round against the Blues.
Kings likely to keep Ellerby in, play 7 D-men | 05/06/2013 4:03 PM
NewsKeaton Ellerby is projected to remain in the lineup for Los Angeles in Game 4 on Monday.
ImpactHe saw just 9:05 of ice time in Game 3 when the Kings dressed seven defensemen and it looks like coach Darryl Sutter will stick with that formula Monday night. Ellerby will be used primarily as a penalty killer, while Alec Martinez is paired with Rob Scuderi, Jake Muzzin skates with Slava Voynov and Drew Doughty plays alongside Robyn Regehr
Keaton Ellerby probable to play in Game 1 | 04/30/2013 7:18 PM
NewsKeaton Ellerby will probably play in Game 1 against St. Louis Tuesday night.
ImpactMatt Greene participated in Tuesday's morning skate, but he may not be ready to go. "We'll have an extra forward and an extra defenseman in warm-ups," coach Darryl Sutter said.
Kings acquire Keaton Ellerby for draft pick | 02/08/2013 12:27 PM
NewsThe Florida Panthers have traded Keaton Ellerby to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a fifth round draft pick.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactThe Kings have been dealing with some defensive depth issues due to injuries to Willie Mitchell and Matt Greene, so the addition of Ellerby makes sense. Ellerby is just 24 years old, but he's not much of an offensive force and therefore doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Ellerby may have inside track on roster spot | 01/15/2013 11:11 AM
NewsKeaton Ellerby has a great opportunity to land a roster spot with the Panthers out of training camp.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactErik Gudbranson isn't expected to be ready for the start of the season because of a shoulder injury and Florida still needs to sign restricted free agent Dmitry Kulikov, so that opens up two potential holes in the team's top-six group. Coach Kevin Dineen said that AHL rearguards Alex Petrovic and Michael Caruso will get chances to stick around too. Ellerby should have the inside track on them though, as he skated with Mike Weaver during Monday's practice.
Keaton Ellerby joins Panthers in practice | 01/12/2013 10:17 AM
NewsKeaton Ellerby joined his Panther teammates at practice for the first time Friday.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactThe 24-year-old rearguard is coming off a mediocre season where he played in just 40 games and was a healthy scratch for the balance of the schedule. He faces an uphill battle for a roster spot, although Florida GM Dale Tallon seems to like him. Ellerby needs to learn to use his strong shot and his smooth skating ability to his advantage. There is no telling if that will happen in 2013.
|Goals||2||2 times-last: 2013-14 (Wpg)|
|Penalty Minutes||52||2012-13 (Fla/LA)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2013-14 (Wpg)|
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