Blues re-sign goalie Brian Elliott to 3-year deal

Monday May 19th, 2014

Blues goaltender Brian Elliott had four shutouts last seasons. (Billy Hurst/Cal Sport Media via AP Images) St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott had four shutouts last season. (Billy Hurst/Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

The St. Louis Blues re-signed goaltender Brian Elliott to a three-year contract worth 7.5 million, the team announced Monday.

Elliott's new contract could mean the end of Ryan Miller's tenure with the team. Miller, who was acquired in a February trade from Buffalo, just completed a five-year, $31.25 million contract and will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Elliott had an 18-6-2 record last season and ranked 11th in save percentage and shutouts. He finished second in the NHL with a 1.96 goals-against average.

The 29-year-old Elliott has 16 shutouts over the past three seasons, which leads the NHL. He also ranks second in winning percentage among all goalies over that time period.

In seven NHL seasons, Elliott has a 116-77-23 record, including a 2.48 goals-against average, .910 save-percentage and 25 shutouts.

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