Flyers sign goalie Brian Elliott to one-year, $2-million contract

Brian Elliott

The  Flyers have re-signed goaltender Brian Elliott to a one-year contract with an average annual value of $2.0 million, according to Executive Vice President/General Manager Chuck Fletcher.

“Brian has played well for us the last two seasons,” Fletcher said. “He is a proven, quality goaltender who competes and battles hard every time he has the net. We are excited to have him rejoin our team.”

Elliott, 34,  originally signed with the Flyers on July 1, 2017. He has appeared in 69 games for the club over the past two seasons, earning a record of 34-22-8 with a 2.77 goals-against average, a .908 save percentage and two shutouts. He appeared in four games for the Flyers during the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs and backstopped the team to a 4-3 overtime win in the 2019 Coors Light Stadium Series matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Lincoln Financial Field.

Elliott’s career has also included stops in Calgary, St. Louis and Ottawa. He helped St. Louis reach the Western Conference Finals in 2015-16 with a regular season record of 23-8-6 in 42 appearances, while posting a 2.07 GAA and a league-leading .930 save percentage. Elliott was 9-9 in 18 playoff appearances with a 2.44 GAA and a .921 save percentage. In his first season with the Blues in 2010-11, he led the NHL in both goals-against average (1.56) and save percentage (.940), while teaming with Jaroslav Halak to win the William M. Jennings Trophy.

In 11 full NHL seasons, plus his NHL debut with Ottawa in the 2007-08 season, Elliott has a 225-139-43 record with a 2.48 GAA and a .912 save percentage. He was selected by Ottawa in the ninth round (291st overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

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