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A Cleveland native, Dave Ellett spent just two seasons at Bowling Green, but became one of the top defensemen in school history and helped the Falcons to the 1984 NCAA title. In that magical season, Ellett scored 15 goals and added 39 assists while earning second team All-CCHA honors. In the postseason, Ellett was named to both the CCHA and NCAA Tournament teams. The tough defenseman totalled 71 points and 130 penalty minutes in his two-year BG career. He was also invited to the U.S. Olympic Trials with head coach Jerry York in 1983.

Ellett signed with Winnipeg, who drafted him in the 1985 NHL Draft, and played six seasons with the Jets, playing in his first NHL All-Star Game in 1989. He signed with Toronto for the 1990-91 season, playing seven years with the Maple Leafs, and returning to the All-Star Game in 1992. Ellett finished his career with stops in New Jersey, Boston and St. Louis, where he retired in September 2000. He never played a game in the minor leagues, and on March 1, 1998, became the second CCHA player with 1,000 NHL games played.

He was inducted to the BG Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.

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