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Brian Elliott
Brian Elliott
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
198 lb (90 kg)
NHL Team St. Louis Blues

Colorado Avalanche

Ottawa Senators

Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born April 9 1985 (1985-04-09) (age 32),
Newmarket, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 291st overall, 2003
Ottawa Senators
Pro Career 2006 – present

Brian Elliott (born April 9, 1985 in Newmarket, Ontario) is a goaltender currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. He was drafted by the Senators in the ninth round of the 2003 draft, 291st overall. He went on to play 4 seasons for the University of Wisconsin–Madison.


After a standout season with the Ajax Axemen in 2002-03, Elliott was drafted late in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators. The second last player selected (291st overall), Elliott was not expected to progress to the NHL. He would spend four seasons with the University of Wisconsin–Madison, serving as a backup for his first two seasons before securing the starting goaltender position in 2005-06. He was selected as a finalist for the 2005-06 Hobey Baker Memorial Award, collecting eight shutouts in 33 appearances, and leading the Badgers to the 2006 NCAA National Championship. He was signed by the AHL's Binghamton Senators on March 23, 2007, and played in eight games with Binghamton near the end of the 2006-07 season.

Elliott was invited to the Ottawa Senators' 2007-08 training camp, but was ultimately assigned to Binghamton on September 25, 2007. He was recalled to Ottawa four days later to back up Martin Gerber, as starting goaltender Ray Emery was recovering from wrist surgery. On October 10, Elliott played in his first NHL game and earned the win against the Atlanta Thrashers. Upon Emery's return, Elliott was sent back to Binghamton, where he played in 44 games that season.

On January 9, 2009, Elliott was recalled by Ottawa after being named the AHL's "Goalie of the Month" for December. He had been a standout in Binghamton, posting an 18-8-1 record with a 2.31 goals-against average and .926 save percentage. His play earned him the starting position for the Canadian team in the 2009 AHL All-Star Game.

Elliott made an immediate impact in Ottawa. The team had struggled all season, with inconsistent goaltending being an issue. Craig Hartsburg, Ottawa's head coach at the time, said of the move "We need some saves, some big saves, and he's done it down there (Binghamton)". Elliott would finish the season in Ottawa, sharing goaltending duties with veteran Alex Auld. Elliott's emergence made Martin Gerber expendable, and he would be claimed on waivers by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Elliott was nominated for the NHL's "Rookie of the Month" award for March, 2009, though he would lose out to Blues' forward T.J. Oshie.

In the 2011-2012 NHL season, he was handed over to the St. Louis Blues and would eventually have a break-out season and was in the 2011-2012 All-Star Game.

Career statisticsEdit

Career stats are updated at the end of the season.

Regular seasonEdit

Season Team League GP W L T Min GA SO GAA SV%
2003–04 University of Wisconsin–Madison WCHA 6 3 3 0 336 12 0 2.14 0.912
2004–05 University of Wisconsin–Madison WCHA 9 6 2 1 467 9 3 1.16 0.945
2005–06 University of Wisconsin–Madison WCHA 33 25 5 3 2008 52 8 1.55 0.938
2006–07 University of Wisconsin–Madison WCHA 36 15 17 2 2053 72 5 2.10 0.923
2006–07 Binghamton Senators AHL 8 3 4 0 425 30 0 4.24 0.886
2007–08 Ottawa Senators NHL 1 1 0 0 60 1 0 1.00 0.966
2007–08 Binghamton Senators AHL 44 18 19 1 2394 112 2 2.81 0.915
2008-09 Binghamton Senators AHL 30 18 8 1 1691 65 2 2.31 0.926
2008–09 Ottawa Senators NHL 31 16 8 3 1667 77 1 2.77 0.902
NHL Totals 32 17 8 3 1727 78 1 2.71 0.904
AHL Totals 82 39 31 2 4510 207 4
NCAA Totals 86 51 27 6 4864 148 16 1.78 0.931

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