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Flyers sign Brian Elliott to a two-year contract

by @NHLFlyers

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed free agent goaltender, Brian Elliott to a two-year contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

Below are some news & notes on Elliott:


PREVIOUS TEAM: Calgary Flames
DRAFTED: 2003 by Ottawa Senators (9th Round, 291st Overall)
AGE: 32
BORN: (04/09/1985) Newmarket, Ontario
VITALS: 6'2", 209 pounds

- Recently completed his first season with the Calgary Flames where he had a 26-18-3 record to go along with a 2.55 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in 49 appearances and two shutouts.

- From Jan. 26 until the end of the regular season, Elliott posted an 18-6-1 record to go along with a .925 save percentage and 2.22 GAA… His 18 victories in that time span ranked second among all NHL goaltenders.

- Also in that time span, he won 11 consecutive starts, going 11-0-0 from Feb. 21 - Mar. 19 and posted a .942 save percentage and 1.70 GAA.

- Prior to Calgary, he played the previous five seasons with the St. Louis Blues where he earned a majority of his career NHL wins - he compiled a record of 104-46-16 with a 2.01 GAA and .925 save percentage.

- He is a two-time NHL All-Star, being named to the 2012 and 2015 NHL All-Star Games.

- In his first season with the Blues in 2011-12, he recorded a goals-against average of 1.56 and save percentage of .940, both of which led all NHL goaltenders… He was awarded the William Jennings Trophy given to the goaltender with the lowest GAA at the NHL Awards Show in Las Vegas.

- He also led all NHL goaltenders with a .930 save percentage for the 2015-16 season

- Elliot is nine wins shy of 200 in his NHL career, earning a 191-117-35 mark to go along with 2.42 GAA and .913 save percentage and 36 shutouts.

- He has also appeared in 41 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, holding a record of 15-22 with a 2.60 GAA and .908 save percentage.

- Prior to turning pro, Elliott played four years for the University of Wisconsin, where he helped the Badgers win the 2006 National Championship after posting a 27-5-3 record with a 1.55 GAA and .938 save percentage.

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