The St. Louis Blues announced the re-signing of goaltender Brian Elliott to a three year contract extension Monday. Had the Blues franchise not offered the extension, Elliott would have become an unrestricted free agent come summer.
The 29 year old native from Newmarket, Ontario was 18-6-2 in 31 games this season. Elliott ranked first in the NHL with 1.96 goals-against average. He had a .922 save percentage and four shutouts.
Elliott has a career record of 116-77-23 throughout 235 games in the NHL, playing with the Ottawa Senators, Coloradao Avalanche and the St. Louis Blues.
Elliott remaining on the team is calling into question fellow goalie Ryan Miller’s future with the team. It is being rumored that Miller will most likely not return and become an unrestricted free agent this summer. By bringing back Elliott, the Blues are sort of saving face on the Miller trade that ended up not helping them even get out of the first round, let alone go on some dream Stanley Cup run.