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Blues Sign Elliott to Two-Year Extension

by Staff Writer / St. Louis Blues
Goalie - STL
RECORD: 15-5-1

GAA: 1.68 | SVP: 0.937
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Wednesday the club signed All-Star goaltender Brian Elliott to a two-year contract.

“Brian came in here and helped stabilize our goaltending and make it one of the top tandems in the NHL,” said Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong. “Having Brian and Jaro signed through the 13-14 season our goaltending is set. Along with Ben Bishop and Jake Allen in Peoria, our depth at goaltender has never been stronger.”

Elliott, 26, is currently in his fifth NHL season and first with the Blues.

The 6’3, 204-pound goaltender has posted a 15-5-1 record while he ranks second in the NHL with a 1.68 goals against average, .937 save percentage and a career high tying five shutouts.

In addition, Elliott has allowed the fewest goals (36) and suffered the fewest losses among goaltenders with at least 20 starts as well as posted the league’s top home record going 9-1-1 at Scottrade Center.

On October 26, 2011 at Vancouver, he became the first Blues goaltender in club history to earn wins in his first four starts of a single season.

Overall, Elliott has posted a 76-58-17 record along with a 2.72 goals against average and .906 save percentage during his NHL career.

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

As a tandem, Elliott and Jaroslav Halak have posted a 1.98 goals against average, tying the Blues for first overall while they hold the outright lead with a combined eight shutouts.

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