Keaton Ellerby (D)
Acquired: Florida Panthers’ first-round selection (10th overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Last Season: Finished rookie season second in scoring among team defenseman with 23 points (3+20)... Was named the Amerks’ 2008-09 Most Improved Player as voted on by his teammates... Received two NHL recalls from the Florida Panthers... Had a pair of assists at Toronto on 4/08... Named the Amerks’ Player of the Month for March... Scored a goal against Syracuse on 3/22 to earn first star honors... Scored his first professional goal at Lake Erie on 3/07... Received first career NHL recall from the Florida Panthers on 3/02... Had a three-game assist streak from 11/28-11/30... Recorded his first point as a pro with an assist at Hershey on 10/26... Made his Amerk/pro debut on 10/24 against Quad City after sitting out the first five games with an injury... Missed five games (10/10-10/18) with an injury
2007-08: Split the season between Kamloops and Moose Jaw (WHL)...Recorded three points (0+3) and 29 PIM in 16 games before being traded to Moose Jaw...Finished the season with 23 points (2+21) and 81 PIM in 53 games with the Warriors
2006-07: Tallied a career-high 25 points (2+23) and 120 PIM in 69 games in his last full season with Kamloops...Ranked third among team defensemen in scoring...Had a career-high three points (1+2) in four postseason appearances...Won the hardest shot competition at the 2007 CHL Top Prospects Game with a 95.6 mph slapshot
2005-06: Finished his second season with eight points (2+6) and +3 rating in 68 games
2004-05: Played in 60 games in his rookie season with the Kamloops Blazers, picking up an assist and 77 PIM
Personal: Has two cousins who play in National Hockey League, Shane Doan of the Phoenix Coyotes and Carey Price, of the Montreal Canadiens