Stefan Elliott

by Keith Duggan on January 15, 2016

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Stefan Elliott, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-1

Weight: 191

Born: 1991-1-30

Hometown: N. Vancouver, BC

Drafted: 2009 by Colorado Avalanche, 49th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

January 2016- It has been eventful last few days for Stefan Elliott. A frequent healthy scratch the first half of the season with the Coyotes, appearing in just 19 games, Elliott had contributed two goals and six points. When the Coyotes claimed defenseman Kevin Connauton off waivers earlier in the week, Elliott himself was placed on waivers to make room. On Friday, January 15th, the Coyotes announced that Elliott had cleared waivers and would be assigned to Springfield of the AHL. Then shortly afterwards announced that Elliott has been traded to the Nashville Predators for fellow defenseman Victor Bartley, who was quickly dealt to Montreal along with John Scott for Jarred Tinordi and Stefan Fournier. In Nashville, Elliott will have yet another fresh start to prove he's a NHL defenseman. Keith Duggan

 

September 2015- Elliott has made the Coyotes as the team's seventh defenseman. Arizona head coach Dave Tippett said Elliott separated himself from the others with his puck-moving ability and offensive upside. The Coyotes will continue to experiment with him on the power play. Keith Duggan

 

September 2015- Stefan Elliott has been traded to the Arizona Coyotes for defenseman Brandon Gormley. The Coyotes are weak on the right shooting defenseman and this trade gives Elliot and Gormley a much needed change of scenery. Keith Duggan

 

May 2015 – The 2014-15 season saw more of the same from Elliott – exciting and effective offensive play hampered by inconsistent defensive play. Elliott played 63 games for Lake Erie in the AHL, tallying 18 goals, 20 assists, and 20 PIM, with his play earning him a spot on the AHL All-star Game roster. He also played five games in the NHL, but failed to produce any points in his time with the Avalanche. Elliott has been able to display his offensive talents at every level so far in his career, and should continue to do that in the NHL once he earns the trust of his coaches and peers. Hayden Soboleski

 

September 2014- Yet another disappointing way to start the season for Stefan Elliott, the once highly touted prospect from the Saskatoon Blades, has failed to make the Avs opening night roster. The young rearguard once posted a plus-62 rating and an astonishing 81 points for the Blades in the 2010-11 season. The skill set is clearly there for Elliott, but it seems he needs a boost of confidence to get back to the player he was and can still be. Let's hope he can fine tune the nuances of the NHL game. He should be first in line if an injury occurs to someone on the Avalanche roster. Aron Arenas

 

March 2013 - Stefan Elliott has been returned to Lake Erie once more after another short stint with the Colorado Avalanche but he failed to impress, again. Since being called up February 18, Elliott spent time in the press box seven times and while he did suit up for five games, he ended up being a minus-4 overall. Elliott has a booming shot and looks good at times; especially coming up through the neutral zone, but on other occasions he looks nervous with the puck but often looks afraid to make mistakes and his decision making is questionable sometimes. Elliott also failed to create any chemistry with any defensive partner and he failed to put a single point on the board. He still has incredible upside and his speed, agility and shot will surely get him a full time job in the NHL; however as of right now, it is back to Lake Erie for him with no call up to the big league until the next injury bug hits. Andrew Ward

 

 

February 2013 - Stefan Elliott has been recalled from Lake Erie. Elliott has had an incredibly slow start this season with Lake Erie, but has shown some signs of life and some of the scoring ability which he is known for. December was his best month so far this season, finishing with 13 games played, three goals, eight points and a plus seven for the month. However, since then he has failed to put anymore points on the board, while his plus minus has seen improvement, he has hardly lit a fire in the AHL. Elliott does carry some concussion concerns, missing some time with a head injury already this year. Elliotts point totals and slow start are not indicative of his talent, he does has a booming shot, is a great skater and could benefit from the lack of scoring depth on the Avalanche blue line right now, not to mention the injuries the Avalanche are facing at this time. He could be worth a pick up and should get a more than fair look at the NHL level. Watch his minutes carefully, he could see plenty of power play and penalty kill time as well, at the AHL level Elliott is used in almost every situation. Andrew Ward

 

March 2012 – Elliott enjoyed four productive seasons in juniors with the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL. He is a top prospect at the blue line for the Avs with his great offensive instincts with above average play making skills, vision, and accurate shot. He will need to develop a little more of a physical presence and strength for the pro ranks. He is already enjoying a solid rookie pro season that finds him currently in Colorado’s top-six D rotation. Russ Bitely

 

Fantasy Outlook: A-

 

Elliott is a gifted offensive D-man that has all the tools to produce solid numbers from the blue line.

Footage:

 

Stefan Elliott snapping his second career goal over the glove of Martin Brodeur on 11/30/2011.

 

 

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