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Brian Elliott | Goalie | #1

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 209
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 9 (291) / OTT
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Brian Elliott has been linked to the Winnipeg Jets for several week.
TSN 1290's Rick Ralph reported on Monday that Elliott was "making tentative accommodation plans for Winnipeg," but Elliott's agent refused to comment on which teams have contacted him. If the Jets were able to bring Elliott on board then he would either share action with Connor Hellebuyck or serve as an insurance option. Jun 27 - 10:32 AM

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Flames GM Brad Treliving wouldn't mind re-signing Brian Elliott and Chad Johnson.

Elliott and Johnson are both eligible to become unrestricted free agents this summer. "Do we stay where we are at?" said Treliving of the possibility of re-singing one or both netminders. "We’ve talked to both guys to get a sense of where they are at. We were really comfortable with how our goaltending shaped up this year. We went from 30th to 14th. Do we think the goaltending played up to its potential in the playoffs? Probably not. But let’s not forget, without those guys, we end the year a little earlier. You get through the emotion and get past that. When your eyes are bleeding because you’re so wound up, you usually make bad decisions. So you analyze it." The odds of the Flames inking their existing options has gone up now that Ben Bishop and Scott Darling have both been traded and signed, taking two appealing goaltenders off of the market.
Source: Calgary Sun
May 18 - 10:00 AM

Pending unrestricted free agent goalie Brian Elliott wants to return to Calgary next season.

The question is, however, whether the Flames want him back. Elliott started the season terribly (3-9-1 over the first six weeks of the campaign) but was tremendous later in the season, ultimately posting a 26-18-3 record with a 2.55 goals against average and .910 save percentage. However, Elliott did not play particularly well against the Ducks in Anaheim's first-round, four-game sweep of the Flames. It will be interesting to see how Calgary GM Brad Treliving plays it with Elliott and backup Chad Johnson, who can also become an unrestricted free agent and wants to return to Calgary.
Apr 22 - 9:56 AM

With the Flames eliminated in the first round, Brian Elliott might have played in his last game with Calgary.

Calgary gave St. Louis a 2016 second round pick (Jordan Kyrou) in exchange for Elliott, but the goaltender is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Elliott's season with Calgary had some great highlights, but was also inconsistent. In the playoffs he struggled with a 3.89 GAA and .880 save percentage. Per the terms of the trade with St. Louis, if Calgary re-signs Elliott then the Blues will also receive the Flames' 2018 third round pick.
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 20 - 9:42 AM

Neither Brian Elliott nor Chad Johnson could stem the tide of a 3-1 loss to the Ducks Wednesday night.

The Flames did not put much faith in Elliott. He lasted only 5:38 minutes in the first and faced three shots. Patrick Eaves got past him unassisted and Elliott seemed confused as he skated off the ice. A little more than a minute later, Nate Thompson beat Johnson and that was all the Ducks needed to advance in the playoffs. With seven seconds remaining, Ryan Getzlaf scored into an empty net.
Apr 20 - 1:04 AM

The Calgary Flames have confirmed that Brian Elliott will start in Game 4 on Wednesday.

Coaches often don't disclose their starting goaltender before a playoff contest, but Flames bench boss Glen Gulutzan decided to do so in this case. Elliott will be trying to bounce back from a 5-4 overtime loss that he shouldered some of the blame for. He has a 3.67 GAA and .887 save percentage in the first round series.
Apr 19 - 1:27 PM

Flames coach Glen Gulutzan hasn't revealed his starting goaltender for Game 4 on Wednesday.

Brian Elliott has started in all three playoff games so far, but he's 0-3 with a 3.67 GAA and .887 save percentage. He struggled in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss and said afterwards that he didn't feel like he played well. Backup Chad Johnson had a solid regular season, but he has no playoff experience.
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 19 - 10:10 AM

Brian Elliott wasn't happy with his performance in Calgary's 5-4 overtime loss to Anaheim in Game 3 on Monday.

Elliott stopped 22 of 27 shots in 61:30 minutes of playing time. Calgary had 2-0 and 4-1 leads in this game, but Elliott and the Flames couldn't hold onto them. "It’s not an easy one, especially personally," said Elliott. "I didn’t feel like I played very well. I let the team down. It’s tough to lose off a bounce like that. You want to help the team more than you hurt it. It’s tough to swallow right now." Calgary trails 3-0 in the first round series.
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 18 - 9:23 AM

Brian Elliott and Flames early lead was snuffed out by a third period comeback in the 5-4 overtime loss to Anaheim Monday night.

Elliott lost his third game in a row, this time in extra minutes. He let in the last four goals of the night after the Flames were up 4-1 near the end of the second period. He blocked 22 of 27 shots for a save percentage of .815, the lowest of the series so far. This was the last game of the night as all four went into overtime.
Apr 18 - 2:05 AM

Brian Elliott will be between the pipes for Game 3 on Monday night against Anaheim.

He was the first netminder off the ice at the morning skate. Elliott has gone 0-2 versus the Ducks in the series with a 3.05 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage.
Apr 17 - 2:41 PM

Brian Elliott made some tough saves, but couldn't make enough as the Calgary Flames fell 3-2 to the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.

Elliott gave up three goals on 29 shots. He has been sharp at times, but John Gibson has been superior so far. Elliott has a 3.05 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage after two games in the series. Anaheim has a 2-0 lead with Game 3 set for Monday in Calgary.
Apr 16 - 1:52 AM

Brian Elliott is expected to be in net against the Ducks in Game 2 on Saturday.

He turned away 38 of 41 shots during the Game 1 defeat. Calgary will certainly need their netminder to continue to play well in order to knot the series up tonight.
Source: Dan Arritt
Apr 15 - 9:23 PM

Brian Elliott turned aside 38-of-41 shots but it wasn't enough as the Ducks took Game 1 3-2 on Thursday.

The Ducks scored twice on the power play as well as a three on nothing opportunity. All were shots that Elliott had little chance on. The 32-year-old has been outstanding for the Flames down the stretch and if he continues to play this way, the Flames should at least make this series interesting. It's pretty clear he will get the start in Game 2 on Saturday. The 32-year-old is 15-19-3 with a 2.49 goals-against average and .911 save percentage in 37 playoffs games.
Apr 14 - 8:14 AM

Brian Elliott has been confirmed as the starter for Game 1 on Thursday.

Not that there was ever doubt of that, but now we have a statement from Flames coach Glen Gulutzan to work with. Elliott had a 2.55 GAA and .910 save percentage in 49 contests this season.
Apr 12 - 6:20 PM

Brian Elliott stopped 15 of 17 shots in a 3-1 loss to San Jose on Saturday.

Elliott only played between the pipes for the first two periods. David Rittich, 24, entered the contest for the third frame to make his NHL debut. He turned aside nine of 10 shots.
Apr 9 - 12:52 AM

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