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Flyers re-sign veteran goaltender Brian Elliott to one-year extension

The Philadelphia Flyers retained its veteran goaltender on Saturday, giving Carter Hart an experienced figure to continue developing with for 2020-21.

Brian Elliott signed a one-year contract extension to stay in Philadelphia, the team announced today. His contract’s average annual value is worth $1.5 million, Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher confirmed.

“Brian is a quality, veteran goaltender who is also an important part of our leadership group. His preparation and work ethic are exemplary,” said Fletcher. “With Brian and Carter, we believe we have a strong goaltending duo who have each had success and work very well with each other.”

Elliott will take part in his fourth season with the Flyers this coming campaign, after registering a 16-7-4 record during the 2019-20 regular season in 31 appearances. He had a 2.87 goals-against average and .899 save percentage to go along with two shutouts. The 35-year-old also played in three games during the playoffs, making two starts, and posting a 1-1 record with a 2.15 GAA and .911 save percentage.

“I’m proud to remain with the Flyers,” said Elliott. “I believe in this group and I’m excited for the future and what we can do as a team.”

In three full seasons with the Flyers, Elliott has appeared in 100 regular season games and has a record of 50-29-12 with a 2.80 GAA and .906 save percentage. His return will give Alain Vigneault a mixture of youth and experience at the goaltender position, and he joins Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Robert Hagg, and Alex Lyon as the offseason re-signees.

The Flyers are expected to begin the 2020-21 season in December, according to reports.

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