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Brian Elliott Contract Extension In St. Louis

 

ST. LOUIS (MAY 19, 2014) – - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Monday the club has re-signed goaltender Brian Elliott to a three-year contract.

Elliott, 29, appeared in 31 regular season games last season, posting an 18-6-2 record while ranking 11th in both save percentage (.922) and shutouts (4), and second with a 1.96 goals-against average.

The 6-foot-2, 209-pound goaltender has spent his past three campaigns with the Blues, including 2011-12, when he set single-season franchise records in save percentage (.940), goals-against average (1.56) and shutouts (9) en route to earning the 2012 Jennings Trophy.

Over the past three seasons, Elliott ranks second overall (at least 50 games played) with a .680 win percentage (55-24-7), while his 16 shutouts not only lead the League, but are tied for second in Blues franchise history.

Overall, Elliott has appeared in seven NHL seasons, including stints with Ottawa, Colorado and St. Louis. He has accumulated a 116-77-23 record, including a 2.48 goals-against average, .910 save-percentage and 25 shutouts in 235 career regular season games.

In addition, Elliott has dressed in 18 career postseason games, posting a 6-10 record, including a 2.55 goals against average and a .898 save percentage.

The Newmarket, Ontario native was originally signed by the Blues as a free agent on July 1, 2011.

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Paul's avatar

Looks like Ryan Miller is out of the picture…

from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

The Blues were believed to have had interest in re-signing Miller when they made the deal with the Sabres, having given up a package of forward Chris Stewart, goalie Jaroslav Halak, a first-round draft pick in 2015 and a third-round pick in 2016 to acquire him.

In fact, the Blues notified Miller of their desire to keep him in the fold beyond the 2013-14 season prior to the playoffs in talks that the netminder labeled not “very serious.”

After the club lost its first-round playoff series against Chicago, Miller was asked about a potential return to the Blues.

“I definitely like St. Louis ... like the guys, like the team,” he said. “But we’ll see what they feel about the playoffs.”

Three weeks after the end of the season, and more than a month before the opening of free agency, the Blues have made up their mind.

After finding Elliott in free agency in 2011, signing him to a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000, the Blues have inked him to his third deal with the club.

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/19/14 at 11:14 AM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

This is a lot to pay a back up if Jake Allen is number 1.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Chicago, IL on 05/19/14 at 11:31 AM ET

Paul's avatar

According to CapGeek, Allen will make $800K next season, then RFA status the next year.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/19/14 at 11:34 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Rutherford also has quotes in his Twitter timeline from GM Armstrong about Miller not returning.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/19/14 at 12:36 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

YIKES that is a Horrendous trade

Posted by Evilpens on 05/19/14 at 12:39 PM ET

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