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Ellis says he took less to allow Predators to keep core together

Ellis says he took less to allow Predators to keep core together
Published On: Fri, Aug 17
Mar 29, 2015; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Florida Panthers goalie Dan Ellis (39) stretches during the second period against the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre. The Panthers defeated the Senators 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Ellis had more than just his own interests in mind when he agreed to an eight-year, $50-million contract extension earlier this week.

"I'm getting paid more than enough to play hockey," the Nashville Predators defenseman told reporters Thursday. "It was just about coming across a fair deal that would work for both sides. We have other guys that need to be re-upped and need to be signed in the future, and I had to do my part to keep this thing going in the right direction."

Ellis is entering the final season of the five-year, $12.5-million pact he inked with the club in 2014, which carries a cap hit of $2.5 million. His new cap hit will be $6.25 million beginning in 2019-20.

He likely could've commanded more money had he chosen to enter free agency next summer, but he felt giving the Predators a little cap flexibility would help them remain Stanley Cup contenders for years to come.

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