|2019-2020||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|2020-2021||Tampa Bay Lightning|
McElhinney's best seasons in the NHL have come in his mid-30s, more than a decade after his first game in the League, and he was part of the Tampa Bay Lightning's Stanley Cup championship team in 2020.
The Calgary Flames drafted McElhinney in the sixth round (No. 176) in the 2002 NHL Draft, after the first of his four seasons at Colorado College. The London, Ontario, native turned pro in 2005 and was in his third season in the American Hockey League before making his NHL debut with the Flames on Oct. 22, 2007, entering a game against the San Jose Sharks in relief of starting goalie Miikka Kiprusoff.