Ellis goes to Flyers, Patrick to Golden Knights in 3-team trade

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The Nashville Predators, Vegas Golden Knights, and Philadelphia Flyers made a three-way trade Saturday.

The Predators sent defenseman Ryan Ellis to the Flyers for forward Nolan Patrick and defenseman Philippe Myers, the team announced.

Nashville then flipped Patrick to the Golden Knights for forward Cody Glass.

Ellis, 30, has six years remaining on his contract with an average annual value of $6.25 million. He figures to step into a prominent defensive role with the Flyers. He had five goals and 13 assists in 35 games last season while averaging 23:46 minutes of ice time per game.

Patrick, the second overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, returned to the Flyers' lineup this season after missing all of the previous campaign due to migraine issues. The 22-year-old scored just four goals and added five assists in 52 games.

Glass, 22, was once viewed as Vegas' top prospect and projected to serve as an important player. However, he split his time between the NHL and AHL this past season, mustering only four goals and six assists in 27 games with the Golden Knights.

Myers, 24, has two years remaining on his deal with an average annual value of $2.55 million. The undrafted defenseman showed he's a dependable blue-liner with the Flyers and had one goal and 10 assists in 44 games last season.