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Brian Elliott | Goalie | #1

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 209
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 9 (291) / OTT
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Calgary is reportedly already discussing a contract extension with goaltender Brian Elliott.
Elliott hasn't played a game yet for the Flames, but he is expected to serve as the team's starting goalie in 2016-17. Despite posting strong numbers with the Blues in five seasons, he was never able to seize control over the number one job. Elliott is eligible for unrestricted free agency at the end of the 2016-17 campaign. Sep 27 - 2:24 PM

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Brian Elliott will kickoff his tenure with the Calgary Flames on Thursday when their training camp begins with player physicals.

Calgary acquired Elliott from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for the 35th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, which was then used on Jordan Kyrou. "This one is going to be different," said Elliott. "Different isn’t bad. Change is welcome in my books. It’s going to be fun. I’m excited for it. It’s all about meeting your teammates and going through those struggles at camp. Sometimes it’s a grind but you get through it together." Goaltending was a serious issue for the Flames last season and they're hoping that Elliott is the solution. He had a 2.07 GAA and .930 save percentage in 42 games in 2015-16.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 22 - 9:50 AM

Brian Elliott is anxious to start the season as Calgary's number one goalie.

He had to share the crease with Jake Allen, Ryan Miller and Jaroslav Halak when he played for the St. Louis Blues, so the veteran netminder is excited to have the number one role to himself for the 2016-17 campaign. "To have that good of numbers and not get the opportunity to be the No. 1 guy, sometimes it's frustrating," Elliott said. "But I've always believed if you worked hard, put your head down and plowed through it, opportunities will pop up for you." Those numbers may drop as a member of the Flames, but he will provide the team with better goaltending than they had last season.
Jul 28 - 10:44 AM

Brian Elliott is quite the competitor, even in practice, according to teammate Troy Brouwer.

Brouwer and Elliott were teammates in St. Louis last season and both will now ply their trade for the Calgary Flames. "He’s an absolute competitor," Brouwer said. "He’s that goalie that if you score on him in practice, he’ll shoot the puck back at you. Players always get pissed off when they do that, but you love to see that competitive spirit in him." Elliott will likely play in 55-60 games barring injury this season and should get 30-plus wins with good peripherals. He should go early and be in the 11-15 range as far as drafting for netminders.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 3 - 7:40 AM

Brian Elliott has been traded to the Calgary Flames in exchange for the 35th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

If the Flames re-sign Elliott then the Blues will also get a 2018 third-round selection. Elliott was superb during the 2015-16 campaign and the Flames were desperate to add a netminder. He posted a 23-8-6 record with a 2.07 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage. Elliott had to share time with Jake Allen in St. Louis, but he'll be the top option with Calgary.
Jun 24 - 8:15 PM

Brian Elliott and Jake Allen will be back in St. Louis next season to share the Blues' goaltending duties, club general manager Doug Armstrong said Wednesday.

"I thought when I looked at it at the end of the season, we were very fortunate to have two goaltenders that were there to grab the ball when it hit the floor," Armstrong said. "We had those significant injuries to both guys, and both guys took the challenge and then ran with it and then didn't let the other guy back in the net until an injury." Elliott and Allen are both entering the final seasons of their contracts. They helped the Blues to a collective 2.40 goals-against average in 2015-16, fourth-best in the NHL behind the Anaheim Ducks (2.29), Washington Capitals (2.33) and Los Angeles Kings (2.34).
Source: NHL.com
Jun 8 - 11:44 PM

Brian Elliott returned to the St. Louis net Wednesday night, but it didn't turn out to be as pleasant a comeback as he hoped it would be.

Elliott was chosen to start Game 6 of the Western Conference Final after being replaced by Jake Allen in the series' previous two games. He allowed four of the 26 shots he faced to get past him, however, as the Sharks took a 4-0 lead in San Jose and coasted to a 5-2 win a berth into the Stanley Cup Championship Series. Elliott wound up with a postseason record of 9-9, a goals-against average of 2.44 and a save percentage of .921.
May 26 - 12:23 AM

Brian Elliott will play between the pipes in Game 6 on Wednesday.

The Blues started Jake Allen in the last two games, but they're switching things up again after Allen allowed four goals on 25 shots Monday night. Elliott has a 2.34 GAA and .925 save percentage in 17 starts in the 2016 playoffs.
May 24 - 5:18 PM

It's not clear if the Blues will start Brian Elliott for Game 4 on Saturday.

St. Louis has been shutout of back-to-back games, so the primary problem hasn't been its goaltending. That being said, Elliott was yanked from Game 3 after allowing three goals on 14 shots. St. Louis is still likely to start Elliott, but the Blues haven't made an announcement yet and with a strong alternative like Jake Allen available, you never know.
May 20 - 6:23 PM

Brian Elliott was yanked and replaced by Jake Allen in the third period during Thursday's 3-0 Game 3 loss to the Sharks.

Elliott saw just 14 total shots through his 46:09 of work but he stopped only 11 of them, and it's fair to say that he'll want each of them back. After stonewalling Chicago and Dallas, Elliott stopped just 31 of his last 37 shots as the Blues now trail in the series 2-1.
May 19 - 11:45 PM

Brian Elliott is expected to get the call in goal again Thursday night for the Blues in Game 3.

Eliott is 9-7-2 in the playoffs with a 2.26 goals against average and .929 save percentage. The Blues are looking to pull ahead in the Western Conference Final, as the series is tied 1-1.
May 19 - 8:56 PM

Brian Elliott stopped 20 of 23 shots in Tuesday's 4-0 loss to the Sharks in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final.

Elliott came up huge in Sunday's Game 1 win, but he couldn't replicate his magic in Game 2. Two of San Jose's goals were scored on the power play, while one was scored into an empty net. The 31-year-old will enter Game 3 with a 9-7 record, a 2.26 goals-against-average and a .929 save percentage during the 2016 playoffs. The series will now shift to San Jose on Thursday night.
May 17 - 11:02 PM

Brian Elliott will be between the pipes for Game 2 of the Western Conference Final against the Sharks.

Elliott has been outstanding throughout the postseason, so it's not surprise that he's getting the start for the Blues. Elliott has a 4-0 record with a 1.29 goals-against-average and a .954 save percentage in his career against the Sharks in the postseason.
May 17 - 7:17 PM

Brian Elliott stopped 31 of 32 shots in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Sharks in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final.

The Sharks hit a few posts in this one, but Elliott also stood tall between the pipes for the Blues. The 31-year-old has a 9-6 record with a 2.20 goals-against-average and a .932 save percentage this postseason. Game 2 of the best-of-seven series goes Tuesday night in St. Louis. The win improves the Blues' home playoff record to 4-4.
May 15 - 11:34 PM

Brian Elliott will get the start in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final against San Jose.

Elliott is coming off his second consecutive Game 7 victory. He enters the third round with an 8-6 record, a 2.29 goals-against-average and a .929 save percentage this postseason.
Source: NHL.com
May 15 - 6:08 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Matt Stajan
4Linden Vey
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Sam Bennett
3Lance Bouma
4Hunter Shinkaruk
5Brandon Bollig
6Matthew Tkachuk
RW1Michael Frolik
2Troy Brouwer
3Alex Chiasson
4Micheal Ferland
D1Mark Giordano
2T.J. Brodie
3Dennis Wideman
4Dougie Hamilton
5Ladislav Smid
6Jyrki Jokipakka
7Deryk Engelland
8Oliver Kylington
G1Brian Elliott
2Chad Johnson