The Good: At 6’3, Elliott is a big goaltender who covers a lot of net, and has bulked up somewhat, but could still add on some more muscle. He is a player who works hard, has an outstanding attitude, plays with lots of enthusiasm and is a great student of the game. Elliott’s best attribute is his outstandingly quick reflexes. He moves well laterally and solid on his angles. He has shown great composure under fire and a willingness to challenge shooters. One attribute that Elliott possesses that is very noticeable when watching him closely is his tremendous ability to make difficult kick saves. Elliott is nearly unbeatable on the first shot and his fundamentals are well above average. A butterfly style goaltender, Elliott is patient and extremely capable lateral mover. After a really tough time in Ottawa, Elliot has re-proven himself as an NHL Starter, getting named to the 2012 NHL All-Star Game after starting the year as a backup behind Jaroslav Halak. He could possibly be a vezina canadiate this season.
The Bad: Elliot lacks consistency. He started off well in Ottawa, but his last season with the team was just brutal. One thing scouts complain about is that he isn’t very pro-active with his stick, he also isn’t very proficient at puck-handling. He also doesn’t challenge shooters enough. Another weakness in his game is his rebound control. He’ll make initial saves, but has shown difficulty in corralling loose pucks when opposing players are in the vicinity, particularly in the slot area. He also struggles with following the puck in traffic areas and at times, off speed shots seem to throw him off.
Regular season and playoffs
|2003–04||University of Wisconsin–Madison||WCHA||6||3||3||0||336||12||0||2.14||.912||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||University of Wisconsin–Madison||WCHA||9||6||2||1||467||9||3||1.16||.945||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||University of Wisconsin–Madison||WCHA||33||25||5||3||2008||52||8||1.55||.938||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||University of Wisconsin–Madison||WCHA||36||15||17||2||2053||72||5||2.10||.923||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011-12 ST. LOUIS|