St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and
General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Friday that the club has signed free
agent goaltender Brian Elliott to a
two-way, one-year contract.
“We were looking for a goaltender to come in and
compete with Ben
Bishop for the second spot behind Jaroslav Halak,”
said Armstrong. "This move strengthens our goaltending position in the
Elliott, 26, appeared in 55 games last season
combined with the Ottawa Senators and Colorado Avalanche, posting a 15-27-9
record with three shutouts, a 3.34 goals-against average and .893 save
The 6’3”, 201-pound netminder has played in 142
National Hockey League (NHL) games, registering a 61-53-16 career record to go
along with nine shutouts, a 2.90 goals against average and .901 save
Prior to turning pro, Elliott played four seasons
at the University of Wisconsin (WCHA), where he backstopped the Badgers to the
2006 NCAA championship.
The Newmarket, Ontario native was originally
drafted by Ottawa in the ninth round, 291st overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.