Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Silvertips' Ellington bound for Manitoba and the AHL

Taylor Ellington/Photo: Frank Deines III/Everett Silvertips

The Everett Silvertips have announced that defenseman Taylor Ellington is joining the Manitoba Moose, the AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks. Ellington signed a 3 year, entry level contract with the Canucks last week. He and the Silvertips wrapped up the season over the weekend, after falling to the Tri City Americans in first round playoff action.

Ellington was drafted by the Silvertips in 2003, and played his entire WHL career in Everett. He has played in a franchise record 287 games, and tallied 14 goals and 52 assists for 66 points. This season he was honored as the team's "Most Valuable Player", along with teammate Shane Harper.

The Vancouver Canucks drafted Elllington at the top of the second round, 33rd overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He is expected to join the Moose on Wednesday. Manitoba leads the AHL's Western Conference.

Taylor Ellington recently talked about his hockey history with me.
To read the interview, cilck here.


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