St Louis Blues: Top 30 Goaltenders in Franchise History

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7. Brian Elliott

2011-present; 149 games, 85-40-12 record, .922 save percentage, 2.02 GAA, 21 shutouts; 15 postseason games, 5-8 record (as of Dec. 6, 2015); 2012 & 2015 NHL All-Star, 2012 William M. Jennings Award Winner

Elliott is such an interesting case. He’s never lasted a full season as the Blues’ starting goalie, yet the argument could be made that he’s the best goaltender in franchise history. While it must be noted that he’s playing in a low-offense era of the NHL, he does rank first all-time in St Louis Blues franchise history in save percentage, goals-against average, and shutouts.

In an almost equally impressive feat, Elliott is ranked fourth in St Louis Blues history in wins, despite playing at least 100 games less than all three of the goaltenders ahead of him.

The biggest knock against Elliott in St. Louis, besides a rough stretch in the first half of the post-lockout 2013 season, has been his inability to seize the starting role. He never held off Jaroslav Halak for any prolonged period, he was benched completely after Ryan Miller arrived on the scene, and he’s now been bumped from the starting role twice by Jake Allen.

It will be interesting to see how much longer Elliott sticks around in St. Louis, but after four seasons and counting, he’s already developed quietly into one of the longer-tenured and more top netminders that the Blues have ever had.

Next: 6. Glenn Hall