Matt Ellis (LW)
2010-11: Reassigned by Buffalo to Portland 4/27/11 . . . recalled by the Sabres 4/23/11 . . . returned on loan to Portland 4/13/11 . . . skated in 200th career NHL game 4/8/11 vs. Philadelphia… recalled to Buffalo 3/30/11… missed 13 games due to injury (2/13/11-3/12/11)… reassigned to Portland 1/28/11… skated in 600th career professional game 1/25/11 @ Ottawa… recalled to Buffalo 1/22/11… registered 100th AHL assist 11/28/10 @ Providence… earned 150th professional assist 11/27/10 @ Manchester… reassigned to Portland 11/20/10… recalled to the Sabres 11/6/10… recorded an assist in his 300th career AHL game 10/19/10 vs. Manchester… selected as the 13th captain in Pirates franchise history. 2009-2010: Netted his first NHL playoff goal in the first period of game two vs. Boston 4/17/10… notched two assists in the Sabres 6-2 win against Florida 3/31/10. 2008-2009: Scored a career-high three points with two goals and an assist @ Boston 1/3/09. 2007-2008: First career NHL goal @ San Jose 10/18/07… recorded his first career NHL point on an assist @ Anaheim 10/15/07. 2006-2007: Made his NHL debut with the Detroit Red Wings @ Columbus 12/18/06. 2005-2006: Named youngest captain in the history of Grand Rapids. 2004-2005: Tied the Grand Rapids Griffins’ record for shorthanded goals in a season with four… first player in Grand Rapids history to net two shorthanded goals in a home game vs. Hamilton 3/12/05. 2003-2004: Registered his first AHL point with an assist on the game-winning goal against the Utah Grizzlies 10/24/03.