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NHL hopeful Colten Ellis keeps his eye on the prize

Colten Ellis, of River Denys, is navigating his way to an NHL career while playing for the Springfield Thunderbirds of the AHL and the Worcester Railers of the ECHL – both affiliated teams with the St. Louis Blues.


January 19, 2022

-by Bill Dunphy
    Getting drafted by a National Hockey League team is a highlight of any hockey player’s career – to a point.
    Making that NHL team is a different story.
    And that’s the story Colten Ellis is writing now.
    Ellis, who hails from River Denys, is a third-round pick of the St. Louis Blues. He signed a three-year entry-level contract in March 2021 valued at $2,775,000 – should he play with St. Louis – and which pays him a salary of $70,000 a year in the minors.   

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