"It was the second and third periods in the eighth game. There was a quiet confidence in the dressing room. No one was saying much; we knew what we had to do."

Ron Ellis

Team Rosters: Canada

Position: RW
Shoots: Right
Height: 5-9
Weight: 175
Lindsay, Ontario

Club 1972:
Toronto Maple Leafs

Ron Ellis
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.

Career Statistics
Competitions GP G A PTS PIM
NHL Reg. Season 1034 332 308 640 207
NHL Playoffs 70 18 8 26 20


  • Played in the professional hockey leagues: 1963-1981
  • Professional hockey clubs that Ron Ellis played in: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Stanley Cups (1) : 1967


"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
8 0 3 3 8 23 35 +3

Game-by-Game Performance: Scoring

Summit 1972: Scoring
Game   Period Time Scoring Notes
Game 1308:32Assist 
Game 3213:47Assist 
Game 7104:09Assist 
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Game-by-Game Performance: Penalty History

Summit 1972: Penalty
Game   Period Time Description
Game 5103:49tripping
Game 5205:38slashing
Game 6317:39holding
Game 8109:27interference
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