Stefan Elliott

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Stefan Elliott
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Born (1991-01-30) January 30, 1991 (age 26)
Vancouver, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
SHL team
Former teams
HV71
Colorado Avalanche
Arizona Coyotes
Nashville Predators
Ak Bars Kazan
NHL Draft 49th overall, 2009
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2011–present

Stefan Elliott (born January 30, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing under contract with HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). Elliott was born in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Playing career

Elliott first played junior hockey with the Vancouver North West Giants in the BC Major Midget League, before moving on the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League. In his first full season with the Blades in 2007–08, Elliott led the defense with 31 assists and 40 points.

In the following 2008–09 season, Elliott's offensive prowess improved to again lead the Blades defense with 15 goals and 55 points. Elliott's intelligence on ice was matched off ice as he was awarded the WHL's and the CHL's Scholastic Player of the Year award.[1] Eligible for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, he was selected in the second round, 49th overall, by the Colorado Avalanche.

On March 21, 2011, Elliott was signed by the Avalanche to a three-year entry level contract.[2] On April 16, 2011, Elliott was assigned to join the playoff run of the Avalanche's American Hockey League affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, on an amateur tryout. In his first full professional season in 2011–12 Elliot was recalled from the Monsters by the Avalanche on November 25, 2011. The following day on November 26, 2011, Elliott scored his first goal in his NHL debut against Devan Dubnyk of the Edmonton Oilers, which proved to be the game winner.[3]

Entering his fourth professional season, Elliott was placed on waivers by the Avalanche on September 29, 2014 before he was reassigned to the Monsters to begin the 2014–15 campaign.[4] Elliott assumed top pairing responsibilities with the Monsters and responded by leading the club in scoring from the blueline, scoring a franchise high 19 goals with 40 points in 64 games. Elliott was the Monsters selection to the AHL All-Star Game and was recalled by the Avalanche to appear in 5 scoreless games.[5]

As a restricted free agent in the off-season, and unable to secure a NHL role with the Avalanche, on September 9, 2015, his rights were traded to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Brandon Gormley.[6] On September 18, 2015, Elliott agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Coyotes.[7] In the 2015–16 season, Elliott played 19 games with Arizona before he was placed on waivers by the Coyotes on January 14, 2016.[8] After going unclaimed, Elliott was traded the following day to the Nashville Predators for defenceman Victor Bartley.[9] He was immediately assigned to AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals.

As a restricted free agent in the off-season with the Predators, Elliott opted to pause his NHL career and with the 2016–17 season underway he signed his first contract abroad on a one-year deal with Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League on September 29, 2016.[10] In his lone season with Ak Bars, Elliott appeared in 31 regular season contests in registering 4 goals and 11 points.

Unable to perform to heightened expectations with Ak Bars, Elliott left as a free agent at the conclusion of his contract. Midway into the 2017–18 season, Elliott agreed to join Swedish outfit, HV71 of the SHL, for the remainder of the campaign on October 21, 2017.[11]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Vancouver NW Giants BCMM 36 12 19 31 18
2006–07 Saskatoon Blades WHL 1 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Saskatoon Blades WHL 67 9 31 40 17
2008–09 Saskatoon Blades WHL 71 16 39 55 26 7 1 3 4 4
2009–10 Saskatoon Blades WHL 72 26 39 65 24 10 3 5 8 4
2010–11 Saskatoon Blades WHL 71 31 50 81 14 10 3 5 8 0
2010–11 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 5 0 2 2 0
2011–12 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 30 5 9 14 4
2011–12 Colorado Avalanche NHL 39 4 9 13 8
2012–13 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 44 5 8 13 6
2012–13 Colorado Avalanche NHL 18 1 3 4 2
2013–14 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 61 14 14 28 14
2013–14 Colorado Avalanche NHL 1 1 0 1 0
2014–15 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 64 19 21 40 22
2014–15 Colorado Avalanche NHL 5 0 0 0 2
2015–16 Arizona Coyotes NHL 19 2 4 6 4
2015–16 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 35 8 11 19 14 3 0 1 1 2
2015–16 Nashville Predators NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 31 4 7 11 12 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 84 8 16 24 16

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Canada WJC18 4th 6 0 2 2 0
Junior totals 6 0 2 2 0

Awards and honours

Award Year
Western Hockey League
Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy 2008–09 [12]
CHL Scholastic Player of the Year 2008–09 [1]
East First All-Star Team 2010–11 [13]
Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy 2010–11 [14]
WHL Plus-Minus Award 2010–11

References

  1. ^ a b National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 292. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. ^ "Avalanche signs Stefan Elliott". Colorado Avalanche. 2011-03-21. Retrieved 2011-04-19. 
  3. ^ "Avalanche gets victory over Edmonton as Elliott stars in debut". Denver Post. 2011-11-26. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  4. ^ "Leblanc, Elliott among Monday's notable waivers". NBC Sports. 2014-09-29. Retrieved 2014-10-01. 
  5. ^ "Elliott named to All-Star Game roster". Lake Erie Monsters. 2015-01-06. Retrieved 2015-01-06. 
  6. ^ "Coyotes acquire Stefan Elliott in exchange for Brandon Gormley". Arizona Coyotes. 2015-09-09. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  7. ^ "Coyotes sign Elliott to one-year contract". Arizona Coyotes. 2015-09-18. Retrieved 2015-09-18. 
  8. ^ "Coyotes place Stefan Elliott on waivers". AZ Central. 2016-01-14. Retrieved 2016-01-14. 
  9. ^ "Predators trade Victor Bartley to Coyotes for Stefan Elliott, Bartley flipped to Habs". Roger's Sportsnet. 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  10. ^ "Stefan Elliott a new defender for Ak Bars" (in Russian). Ak Bars Kazan. 2016-09-29. Retrieved 2016-09-29. 
  11. ^ "HV71 signs Stefan Elliott" (in Swedish). HV71. 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2017-10-21. 
  12. ^ "Stefan Elliott profile". Hockeysfuture.com. 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  13. ^ "WHL East All-Stars and Awards finalists". Saskatoon Blades. 2011-03-24. Retrieved 2011-04-19. 
  14. ^ "Elliott named WHL's top defenseman". Colorado Avalanche. 2011-05-04. Retrieved 2011-05-04. 

External links

  • Stefan Elliott career statistics at EliteProspects.com
  • Stefan Elliott career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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