NASHVILLE Ryan Getzlaf Jersey , Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis has signed an eight-year deal worth $50 million that keeps under contract through the 2026-27 season.
The 27-year-old Ellis will earn $6.25 million annually starting in 2019-20. He has one year remaining on the five-year, $12.5 million contract he signed on Oct. 5, 2014.
The Predators now have three of their top four defensemen (Ellis, P.K. Subban and Mattias Ekholm) signed through the 2021-22 season and Roman Josi signed through 2019-20.
“Ryan is a huge part of our team on and off the ice and we are happy to have his leadership remain in our locker room for the foreseeable future,” Predators general manager David Poile said Tuesday in a statement. “We have talked about wanting to keep the core of our team together, and this is another opportunity to help us do so while continuing to compete for a Stanley Cup. Ryan is entering his prime and is one of the reasons why we feel this team has a chance to win every time we step on the ice.”
Ellis scored nine goals and set career highs in assists (23) and plus-minus rating (plus-26) in 2017-18 despite playing in only 44 games due to his recovery from offseason knee surgery. He didn’t make his season debut until Jan. 2.
Ellis has spent his entire NHL career with the Predators. He has 55 goals and 118 assists in 396 career regular-season games.
He has 22 playoff assists to rank second in Predators history. His 27 career playoff points rank third on the franchise’s all-time list.
The Denver Broncos throttle back Von Miller every summer because if they don't, in the words of coach Vance Joseph, "he'll wreck practice."
So, Miller saved his wrecking ball for Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
Miller collected four quarterback hits, three sacks, three tackles for loss Jerick McKinnon Jersey , two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in leading the Broncos to a 27-24 win in Case Keenum's Denver debut .
Miller was in the Seahawks' backfield seemingly as much as Seattle running back Chris Carson, who was pick-pocketed in the second half as Miller simply snatched the ball out of his hands in one of the best plays of opening weekend.
"Technically, that's not a good move," Miller said with a chuckle, noting he should have set the edge instead of tossing aside fullback Tre Madden.
"You want to be stout, shock and scare. But I 'ole'ed' outside, so I knew I needed to get back down to be able to make the tackle. I just saw the ball and I just grabbed it."
Miller said in the lead-up to the opener that he hates playing Wilson, whom he considers the best QB in the game. Yes, ahead of Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees, the only three who were ranked higher in The Associated Press quarterback rankings that came out Friday.
"I still don't like playing against Russell Authentic Customized Browns Jerseys ," Miller said. "Running around out there, 20 yards, getting everybody tired. Luckily, we were able to get him before he could get started. That was in our scheme this week, we wanted to keep him in the pocket and (make) him beat us with his arm, which he's capable of doing.
"But we'd rather pick that poison and that strategy worked."
Wilson threw for 298 yards and three TDs, but was picked off twice and sacked six times and ran just twice for 5 yards.
"He got out of the pocket a couple of times, but that's Russ," Miller said. "He's a great player. He's going to get out of the pocket, but we kept some of the great plays to a minimum."
Miller didn't get to face Wilson in Super Bowl 48 because he'd blown out a knee toward the end of the 2013 season, the only one in his first seven years in the NFL when he didn't reach double digits in sacks.
Miller was back in the Super Bowl two years later and won the game's MVP honors after harassing Cam Newton http://www.giantsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-will-hernandez-jersey , whom he strip sacked twice, leading to 15 points in Denver's 24-10 win over the Panthers.
The Broncos haven't been back to the playoffs since, going 14-18 over the past two years.
Although Miller collected 23陆 sacks in that time, too many deficiencies on the roster and deficits on the scoreboard kept him from being the difference maker he was Sunday.
That doesn't mean he saw his performance as anything more than a good start.
"You know me, I never move faster than I have to. I never move slower than I need to," Miller said. "I just stay in the moment. We've got a great team. We got a great win today. We played great defense. This is how you want to start a season."
His three sacks moved him into 50th on the NFL's all-time sack list with 86陆.
"It's great, to be 29 and in the top 50, the league has been around for close to 100 years now," Miller said. "It's great, man. It's a true blessing."
At one point Sunday, the giant scoreboard showed Miller inhaling oxygen on the sideline after one of his big plays and the crowd roared.
"I wasn't even paying attention and I look up and Case is telling everybody to be quiet Authentic Brian Allen Jersey ," Miller recounted. "I kind of felt bad for a second."
It wasn't the only time Miller interrupted Keenum's focus, either.
Keenum normally spends his time between series on the bench studying pictures of formations and talking with to his coaches, "but it's hard not to notice when the crowd's going crazy and Von's out there crawling or whatever he's doing, whatever his sack dance is. That's impressive to watch.
"I'm glad I'm on the sidelines when he's on the field, that's for sure."
Wilson wasn't so lucky.
"I think that when it's third-and-3 or 4, I've spun out and make a lot of plays," Wilson said. "I would probably say most of the time it works.
"With a guy like Von, sometimes it doesn't."
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