The Philadelphia Flyers have re-signed goaltender Brian Elliott to a one-year contract extension worth an average annual value (AAV) of $1.5M, according to President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Chuck Fletcher.
"Brian is a quality, veteran goaltender who is also an important part of our leadership group. His preparation and work ethic are exemplary," said Fletcher. "With Brian and Carter, we believe we have a strong goaltending duo who have each had success and work very well with each other."
"I'm proud to remain with the Flyers," said Elliott. "I believe in this group and I'm excited for the future and what we can do as a team."
Below are notes on Elliott & his career:
DRAFTED: 2003 by Ottawa Senators (9th Round, 291st Overall)
BORN: (04/09/1985) Newmarket, Ontario
VITALS: 6'2", 209 pounds
- Elliott returns to the Flyers for his fourth consecutive season since signing as a Free Agent in July of 2017... The contract will run through the 2020-21 season.
- Elliott posted a 16-7-4 record during the 2019-20 regular season in 31 appearances, which included 27 starts. He had a 2.87 goals-against average and .899 save percentage to go along with two shutouts.
- He also appeared in three games during the playoffs, making two starts, and posted a 1-1 record with a 2.15 GAA and .911 save percentage.
- In three full seasons with the Flyers, Elliott has appeared in 100 regular season games and has a record of 50-29-12 with a 2.80 GAA and .906 save percentage.
- Among Elliott's highlights as a Flyer...
- He started the 2019 Stadium Series game at Lincoln Financial Field, stopping 40 of 43 shots to help the Flyers earn a 4-3 overtime win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Feb. 23.
- He was the Flyers nominee for the 2018-19 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association.
- Elliott enters his 14th season in the NHL and owns a 241-146-47 record in 472 games with a lifetime 2.50 GAA and .912 save percentage with the Ottawa Senators (2007-08 to 2010-11), Colorado Avalanche (2010-11), St. Louis Blues (2011-12 to 2015-16), Calgary Flames (2016-17) and Flyers (2017-18 to present).
- He is a two-time NHL All-Star, being named to the 2012 and 2015 NHL All-Star Games, and was awarded the William Jennings Trophy given to the goaltender with the lowest goals-against average in 2011-12 with the St. Louis Blues when he had a 1.56 GAA and save percentage of .940, both of which led all NHL goaltenders.