Ellis signs on with Capitals

The Washington Capitals, parent club of the AHL’s Hershey Bears, have signed goaltender Dan Ellis to a one-year contract for the 2015-16 season.

Ellis, 34, enters his 13th professional season in 2015-16. Last year, he played 37 games for the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage and helped the club to its first division championship, posting a record of 22-12-3 with a 2.71 goals-against average, a .904 save percentage and two shutouts. Ellis also appeared in eight NHL games with the Florida Panthers, going 4-3-1 (2.35, .914) with one shutout.

The 6-foot-1, 191-pound native of Saskatoon, Sask., has appeared in 195 career AHL games with San Antonio, Charlotte, Iowa, Hamilton and Utah, going 91-86-7 with a 2.75 GAA, a .906 save percentage and 16 shutouts.

Ellis’ National Hockey League career spans 212 games and includes stops in Dallas, Nashville, Tampa Bay, Anaheim, Carolina and Florida. He has an NHL record of 87-79-18 with 15 shutouts.

Ellis was originally selected by the Dallas Stars in the second round (60th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.