NHL Deals: Lightning extend Brian Elliott, Avalanche sign Ben Meyers

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Apr 2, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Brian Elliott (1) looks on against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed goaltender Brian Elliott to a one-year contract on Friday.

The team said the contract is valued at $900,000.

Elliott, 37, is in his first season as the backup goaltender with the Lightning after signing a one-year free-agent deal in July. He has a 9-3-3 record with one shutout, a 2.23 goals-against average and .921 save percentage in 14 starts and 16 appearances.

Andrei Vasilevskiy is entrenched as the starting goalie.

The second-to-last pick of the 2003 NHL Draft by Ottawa, Elliott has played 15 seasons with the Senators, Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, Philadelphia Flyers and Lightning.

His career record is 265-158-52 with a 2.52 GAA and .911 save percentage.

A two-time All-Star, Elliott has led the NHL in save percentage twice — .940 in 2011-12 and .930 in 2015-16.

Avalanche sign Ben Meyers

The Colorado Avalanche signed forward Ben Meyers on Wednesday to a two-year contract through the 2022-23 season.

Financial terms were not disclosed by the team for Meyers, who finished as a finalist for the 2022 Hobey Baker Award. The honor is given annually to the best player in men’s Division I hockey,

Meyers was named the Big Ten Player of the Year after recording team-leading totals in both goals (17) and points (41) in 34 games this past season at the University of Minnesota.

Meyers, 23, represented the United States at the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing.

–Field Level Media