Nick Ellis is a local Maryland hockey product. He grew up playing AAA hockey for the Washington Little Caps and Team Maryland. After playing U16 for Team Maryland, he played Prep School hockey for Pomfret School where he was awarded Team MVP. After finishing up his prep school career, he played in the USHL for one season for the Des Moines Buccaneers where he earned goalie of the week honors twice.
Following that season, Ellis committed to play NCAA Division 1 college hockey at Providence College. During his freshman season, he was awarded Hockey East rookie of the week and Hockey East weekly top performer. In his sophomore season at Providence College, he was awarded Hockey East defensive player of the week and Hockey East weekly honor roll. Also during his sophomore year, Ellis was part of the 2015 NCAA National Championship team. During the 2015-2016 season, Ellis set the school record for best save percentage, goals against average, and win percentage. During that season, Ellis was awarded Team MVP as well as Hockey East goalie of the month for December and February. He was also nominated for the Hobey Baker and Mike Richter award. Following his career at Providence College, Ellis signed a two-year NHL contract with the Edmonton Oilers. He played two seasons for their American League team, the Bakersfield Condors. He earned two NHL call-ups during his professional career as well as American Hockey League player of the week. Ellis is now the assistant boys hockey coach at Canterbury School in Connecticut.