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Senators sign goalie Brian Elliott to a two-year deal

Tuesday, 08.04.2009 / 5:27 PM / 2009 NHL Offseason News
OTTAWA, ONTARIO-- Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced today the club has signed goaltender Brian Elliott to a two-year contract.

Elliott, 24, appeared in 31 games with the Senators last season, posting a 16-8-3 record with a 2.77 goals-against-average and a .902 save percentage. He set a franchise record for a rookie goaltender when he won eight consecutive games from March 5-21. Elliott recorded his first National Hockey League shutout on March 29, making 20 saves in Ottawa's 3-0 win in Tampa against the Lightning.

The native of Newmarket, Ont., also appeared in 30 games with the American Hockey League's Binghamton Senators, posting an 18-8-1 record with two shutouts, a 2.31 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage. Elliott was selected as the starting Canadian goaltender for the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic but was unable to play after being recalled to Ottawa on Jan. 9, 2009.

The 6-2, 199-pound Elliott made his NHL debut during the 2007-08 season, making 28 saves in Ottawa's 3-1 win over the Atlanta Thrashers on Oct. 10, 2007

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild