Toronto Maple Leafs
Team Canada # 6
Ron Ellis was one of the best 2-way players in the NHL during his 16 seasons in professional hockey. Although earlier in his career Ellis was known for his fast breakaways and scoring skills, he became a remarkable and consistent player exploiting the advantages of the disciplined positional hockey. He was a technically skilled playmaker and demonstrated a very fine performance in neutralizing best players of the opposing teams. One of his best career performances was arguably associated with the seasons when he played with his teammates Norm Ullman and Paul Henderson with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
|NHL Reg. Season
- Played in the professional hockey leagues: 1963-1981
- Professional hockey clubs that Ron Ellis played in: Toronto Maple Leafs
- Stanley Cups (1) : 1967
PERFORMANCE IN THE 1972 SUMMIT
"I didn't foul Kharlamov, I checked him clean, the way you're supposed to… He knew what I had to do. I think he respected me for the way I did it."
Ron Ellis, Team Canada
Ron Ellis played in all 8 games of the series and was one of the key Canadian players. During the tournament, he mostly played on a line with Bobby Clarke and Paul Henderson and excelled as a clean and reliable defensive forward of Team Canada.
|1972 Summit Overall Statistics