ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The Ryan Miller experiment is officially over as the St. Louis Blues signed backup goalie Brian Elliott a three-year contract extension, the club announced Monday.
On a conference call with local media, Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said Elliott and Jake Allen would fight for the top spot on the depth chart, and that the team would not sign Ryan Miller to a new deal.
Elliott, 29, appeared in 31 regular season games in 2013-14, posting an 18-6-2 record, .922 save percentage, 4 shutouts, and a 1.96 goals against average. Elliott set single-season franchise records in save percentage (.940), goals against average (1.56), and shutouts (9) during the 2011-12 season. He went on to win the Jennings Trophy, awarded to the goaltender(s) on the team allowing the fewest goals scored against it.
Miller, the longtime Buffalo Sabres goaltender, came to the Blues just before the February 28 trade deadline with the hope of being the missing piece needed to get the team to a Stanley Cup Final. The Blues were bounced from the first round of the NHL Playoffs by the Chicago Blackhawks.