Junior Clubs: Lakes Entrance (Vic)
Clubs: Hawthorn (2006-2012: 86 games, 28 goals)
Debut: 2007 (Hawthorn)
Recruited from: Gippsland (Vic)
Brownlow Votes: 1
The classy left-footer proved a valuable asset in his first season at the club in 2014. He played 17 games after injuries had restricted the former Hawk to just 16 in the previous three seasons – eight in 2011, six in 2012 and just two in 2013. Ellis proved a steady head running off half-back. His ball-use and decision-making was a feature. He damaged his AC joint in a marking contest in round 20 and did not play again. He required off-season surgery.