Nashville’s Ryan Ellis absolutely trucked old buddy Taylor Hall in Edmonton

The former Windsor Spitfires teammates got together last night, but not in a fashion that Hall is going to want to repeat. Watch the Oilers winger get leveled by the Preds defenseman.

When Edmonton’s Taylor Hall and Nashville’s Ryan Ellis were in junior, they played for some of the most dominant Ontario League teams in recent history, winning back-to-back Memorial Cups with the Windsor Spitfires in 2009 and 2010. And while those squads also featured Adam Henrique, Zack Kassian and Cam Fowler, it was Hall and Ellis that stirred the drink.

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The pair reunited in Edmonton last night and despite giving up three inches and almost 25 pounds to Hall, Ellis destroyed his old buddy with an open-ice hit as the Oilers winger tried to break past him on the rush:

Taylor, you gotta keep your head up, man. Oh, and the Preds won 4-1.