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Brian Elliott is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender presently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the ninth round, 291st overall, of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. A two-time NHL All-Star in 2012 and 2015, Elliott has also played in the NHL for the Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Blues and Calgary Flames.
Prior to the trade due date of the 2010– 11 season, Elliott was traded as a part of Ottawa’s restoring process to the Colorado Avalanche on February 18, 2011, in exchange for goaltender Craig Anderson.
After winning simply two of his 12 starts with the Avalanche, combined with a mediocre 3.83 GAA, Elliott was released as a free agent after Colorado declined his qualifying offer.
Elliott signed a 1 year contract worth $600,000 with the St. Louis Blues on July 1, 2011. Forming a powerful goaltending tandem with Jaroslav Halák, Elliott revitalized his career, posting a 23– 10– 4 record while sporting a 1.56 GAA. He was also decided to take part in the 2012 NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa.
On January 18, 2012, Elliott signed a two-year contract extension with the Blues. The deal carried an average yearly worth of $1.8 million. Elliott will supposedly make $1.7 million in 2012– 13 and $1.9 million in 2013– 14. After taking over for the injured Halák throughout the first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, Elliott led the Blues to a series victory over the San Jose Sharks prior to eventually being swept in round 2 by the ultimate Stanley Cup champions, the Los Angeles Kings.
On May 19, 2014, Elliott signed a three-year contract extension to stay in St. Louis. The deal has an average annual worth of $2.5 million. On January 22, 2015, Elliott was named to the 2015 NHL All-Star Game in Columbus, changing Columbus Blue Jackets’ goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, who pulled out due to injury.
On March 12, 2015, Elliott tied Jaroslav Halák for the Blues’ franchise record in shutouts. 5 days later, on March 17, Elliott exceeded Halák for the Blues’ shutout franchise record.
A 23– 8– 6 record during the 2015– 16 NHL season earned Elliott the starting function for the Blues for the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs. He led the Blues to a first round victory over the safeguarding Stanley Cup champ Chicago Blackhawks. He made 31 saves in the choosing Game 7 victory on April 25. Elliott and the Blues would then move on to deal with the Dallas Stars, who had been the Western Conference’s top overall team. Again, the Blues prevailed in seven games. Elliott’s only failing happened in Game 6 of the series, when he was drawn in favor of Jake Allen after permitting 3 goals on seven shots. He would rebound the next game, making 31 saves in a definitive 6– 1 victory that propelled St. Louis to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2001.
Throughout the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, Elliott was traded by the Blues to the Calgary Flames in exchange for a 2016 second-round choice (Jordan Kyrou) and a 2018 conditional third-round tease June 24, 2016. On October 24, 2016, he won his first game as a Flame versus Chicago in a shootout. Nevertheless, he struggled with the team early, triggering them to switch to Chad Johnson as the team’s regular starter. Elliott gained back the starting task after starting the season off 3– 9– 1 with a 3.31 GAA and a save percentage of.885. On June 17, 2017, GM Brad Treliving informed Brian Elliott that he will not be returning to the team for the 2017-18 season.
On July 1, 2017, Elliott officially signed a two-year, $5.5 Million deal with the Philadelphia Flyers.