Blues Re-sign Elliott.

The St. Louis Blues confirmed today they have re-signed goaltender Brian Elliott to a three-year contract. It is reportedly worth $7.5 million. 

Blues re-sign Brian Elliott to a 3-year deal.

Blues re-sign Brian Elliott to a 3-year deal.

 SPECTOR’S NOTE: That’s breaks down to an annual average salary of $2.5 million. Considering earlier comments by Blues GM Doug Armstrong indicating he was promoting Jake Allen as part of their tandem for next season, and that means Ryan Miller won’t be returning with the Blues. Elliott posted solid stats during his time with the Blues, so he’s obviously being seen as a mentor for Allen, who is expected to take over the starter’s role at some point next season.

As for Miller, he’ll become an unrestricted free agent in July, but his average performance in the Blues division semifinal series against the Chicago Blackhawks won’t improve the 33-year-old’s value. He’s coming off a long-term deal in which he earned $6.25 million per season, and I doubt he gets that much, or more, in his new contract.

The Anaheim Ducks could be a destination for Miller, as they could sign him to a short-term deal to mentor promising young goalie John Gibson. 

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  1. Let’s find out how serious Miller is on playing in California. Offer him one year at 5 million with agreement that Ducks can trade him at trade deal line next February. Still think Ducks will go with Andersen & Gibson but would not hurt if Miller or another Vet was hanging around JUST IN CASE THE KIDS MELTED.
    Five million one year for sitting around as an insurance policy would be wise and they just may get a draft pick or two at deadline ( not a $#1 though). Next move is Ducks trying to move Hiller NOW so that they can get a pick for him. If Washington can get a 4th for Halak, then Ducks should get a 4th for Hiller.
    By the way, as I recall the Buff / St Louis trade – St Louis only gives up their first if they sign or trade Miller by July 1, if he leaves as a UFA it’s a 2nd, is that correct ? If so means St Lou just sits and waits.