Wednesday, November 14, 2012
TTM Success: Ron Ellis
Ron Ellis played 16 NHL seasons, all with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Ellis was part of the 1967 Stnaley Cup winning team. Another career highlight was being a member of Team Canada in the 1972 Summit Series. Ellis played all eight games and collected three assists. After the 1974-75 season, Ellis abruptly retired, stating that he no longer had the passion for the game. The passion would return, as Ellis joined Team Canada in the 1977 World Hockey Championship and then return to play four more seasons as a Toronto Maple Leaf. Ellis ranks in the top 5 in career goals, 332, and games played, 1034, for the Toronto franchise.