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Brian Elliott | Goalie

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 209
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Brian Elliott said he looks forward to the challenge of being the St. Louis Blues' No. 1 goalie.
"This is Brian Elliott's job. He earned it," Ken Hitchcock told NHL.com. Elliott's noted as a rather unpredictable netminder stats-wise, and with Jake Allen looming as a threat, he's a high-risk/high-reward proposal in fantasy. Sep 6 - 2:54 PM
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Brian Elliott is being penciled in as the Blues' starting goaltender going into the season.

"[Ellliott's] watched two other guys [Miller and Jaroslav Halak] get the ball," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "Now he feels like it's his turn. There's still going to be competition, but I think Brian's going to start as the incumbent based on experience and all the work he's put in." That isn't surprising considering Jake Allen has 15 games of NHL experience in his career. Allen will likely match that total this season, but the ball is in Elliott's court to prove he can be a starter.
Source: NHL.com
Aug 14 - 6:02 PM

Brian Elliott is looking forward to working with Jake Allen.

Elliott and Allen will be competing for the starting gig in 2014-15, although Elliott is likely to end up starting in more games. "I'm looking forward to it," Elliott said. "I think we have the most similar types of personalities of anyone that I've played with. We've texted back and forth over the summer a little bit. I think he's coming to Madison (Wis.) just before training camp to work together." Elliott's an interesting case as he's had some tremendous stretches, but he's also suffered a few complete collapses and that makes it hard to completely trust him. He had a great 1.96 GAA and .922 save percentage in 31 games last season though.
Jul 29 - 4:11 PM

Brian Elliott thinks he has a "fair fight" on his hands for the starting gig in St. Louis.

Elliott is expected to compete with Jake Allen after inking a three-year, $7.5 million contract. Allen is the guy the Blues want to see assume the job in the long-term, but Elliott probably has the inside track for the 2014-15 campaign, given his edge in experience. Elliott felt like the underdog in the battle against Jaroslav Halak and that was certainly the case during Ryan Miller's brief tenure, but Elliott thinks his new contract proves the Blues are willing to give him an opportunity to win the starting job. "I feel like I have been getting better my three years in St. Louis and I just want to continue that upward trend," Elliott said.
May 21 - 11:31 AM

Brian Elliott has agreed to a three-year, $7.5 million contract extension with the St. Louis Blues.

It looks like after years of being a capable backup, the Blues are willing to give Elliott a chance to serve as the team's starting goaltender. He'll have to compete with Jake Allen for that job, but Elliott should have the inside track. Historically, Elliott has been an incredibly streaky goaltender and that can make him painful from a fantasy perspective. However, he still wouldn't be a bad pickup in the latter half of standard fantasy drafts, assuming the Blues don't alter their goaltending situation any further.
May 19 - 11:10 AM

Brian Elliott is still unsure what his future holds with the St. Louis Blues.

He becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and if the Blues re-sign Ryan Miller then there isn't a spot available for him on the roster. "Honestly, I don't know," Elliott said. "From the very beginning of the season, my agent said, 'Let's approach the end of the year like you're going to be a free agent, and if other things happen, that's fine.' So I wasn't hung up on the issue." St. Louis wants Jake Allen to play in the NHL next season, so he'll either serve as Miller's backup or possibly work in tandem with Elliott if Miller ends up going elsewhere.
May 15 - 2:20 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks handed Brian Elliott and the St. Louis Blues a rare loss on Sunday by a score of 4-2.

Elliott allowed three goals on 34 shots in defeat. This ended a three-game winning streak. Elliott is now 18-6-2 with a .922 save percentage and 1.98 GAA and four shutouts in 2013-14.
Apr 6 - 3:45 PM

Brian Elliott will be in goal Sunday afternoon against the Blackhawks.

We just want to remind you that the game starts at 12:30 pm EST so if you want Elliott's stats to count make sure he is active early.
Apr 6 - 11:42 AM

The St. Louis Blues are expected to start Brian Elliott on Sunday.

Ryan Miller will get a game off after kicking out 25 of 29 shots in a 4-0 loss to Colorado on Saturday. Elliott has a 1.93 GAA and .922 save percentage in 29 contests in 2013-14.
Apr 5 - 6:54 PM

Brian Elliott made 24 saves as St. Louis edged the Sabres on Thursday night 2-1.

Elliott could probably be a starter on some teams, but with Ryan Miller in town, he makes for one of the better backups in the league. Making his first start since March 23, Elliott gave up one goal, late in the third period. He has won his last three decisions, and he has a 1.93 goals-against average and .922 save percentage this season.
Apr 3 - 10:53 PM

Brian Elliott will be between the pipes for St. Louis on Thursday night.

He will get the call against the Buffalo Sabres in his first action since he shut out Pittsburgh on Mar. 23 with 33 stops. The Blues play Saturday and Sunday, so going with Elliott here could mean that Ryan Miller will start back-to-back games this weekend against divisional foes, Colorado and Chicago.
Apr 2 - 1:26 PM

Brian Elliott stopped all 33 Pittsburgh Penguins shots to draw a 1-0 win for the St. Louis Blues.

The 28-year-old has quietly put together a strong season as a backup, going 17-5-2 with a .921 save percentage, 1.97 GAA and four shutouts. Those who are either keeping him for quality-over-quantity starts or added him this weekend were paid off nicely today.
Mar 23 - 4:27 PM

Brian Elliott is projected to start Sunday afternoon against Pittsburgh.

Ryan Miller was between the pipes for Saturday's matinee loss to Philadelphia. Elliott made 17 stops in a 3-2 shootout win over Minnesota on Mar. 9 in his only other start since Miller joined the Blues.
Mar 23 - 8:04 AM

Brian Elliott, starting in net for the Blues for the first time since goaltender Ryan Miller was acquired in a blockbuster trade with Buffalo a few days ago, needed to make only 17 saves in regulation and overtime before St. Louis took a 3-2 shootout win over the Wild in Minnesota Sunday night.

Elliott reminded his coaches that he isn't a bad netminder himself. His GAA is now 2.07. His save percentage, .916.
Mar 9 - 10:58 PM

Brian Elliott understands that he won't get much playing time down the stretch with Ryan Miller on the Blues' roster.

"We've got a great goalie in 'Millsie' coming in and I think St. Louis is excited about it," said Elliott. "I have thought a lot about (playing time). I haven't really talked to the coaching staff about it, but like I always say, when you have that opportunity you have to make the most of it. ... It's a tough stretch those last 20 games. So I'll get to play, too, and I want to get there and do the best I can, and showcase what I have and try to get some wins for the team." Miller is a workhorse netminder and the Blues will give him plenty of starts in their pursuit of the Presidents' Trophy.
Mar 6 - 6:25 PM

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PosRoleName
C1David Backes
2Paul Stastny
3Patrik Berglund
4Jori Lehtera
5Colin Fraser
6Maxim Lapierre
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Magnus Paajarvi
4Joakim Lindstrom
5Steve Ott
6Peter Mueller
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Vladimir Tarasenko
3Chris Porter
4Ryan Reaves
D1Alex Pietrangelo
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Barret Jackman
5Chris Butler
6Carl Gunnarsson
7Jordan Leopold
8Ian Cole
G1Brian Elliott
2Jake Allen