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Northwest Athlete Profile: Stefan Elliott

NHL Hockey: Stefan Elliott

Colorado #46 D
Age: 20
DOB: 1991/01/30
POB: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Height: 6-1 Weight: 180lbs
Shoots: R
 Drafted by Colorado in 2009 (2/49)

Playing For The Enemy

Stephan Elliot was born on January 30th, 1991 in Vancouver, British Columbia and started playing hockey like nearly every kid his age on the West coast of Canada.

He came through the ranks in the Vancouver Minor Hockey system and developed a reputation as a very offensively gifted defenseman – something that would follow him through junior and eventually lead to him being drafted into the NHL.

Elliot did enough with the Vancouver North West of the BC Major Midget league to get noticed by the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League.

Elliot would suit up for the Blades and play the first season in 2007-2008 and would record 31 assists in 40 games. The 2008-2009 season was even better for Elliot who was obviously developing at a very impressive rate.

He was Saskatoon’s best defenseman again that year posting 15 goals and 40 assists.

Stefan Elliott

Stefan Elliott Northwest Athlete Profile

Strong on-ice play was matched by some off-ice accolades for Elliot in 2008-2009 – he was named CHL’s Scholastic Player of the Year. Yes, Stefan Elliot is a smart dude as well as a heck of a hockey player!

Elliot became draft eligible after the 2009 season and the Colorado Avalanche would be the team to select him in the second round (49th overall).

Elliot would play in the WHL again in 2009-2010 and he would further his claim as one on the more effective offensive defensemen in the league with 65 points (26 goals) in 72 games. 2010-2011 was better yet for Mr. Elliot – 31 goals and 50 assists in 71 games.

Very good numbers from a defenseman!

At the end of the 2010-2011 season Elliot signed his first professional contract – a three-year entry level tender with Colorado. He joined the Avs’ AHL affiliate Lake Erie Monsters later on for their playoff push.

Elliot would make his NHL debut on November 25th 2011 – he would score his first NHL goals a day later against Devan Dubnyk of the Edmonton Oilers.

Stefan Elliot continues to be a bright future star on the Colorado Avalanche roster.

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  • Mike Ratushniak

    Love sports not very inpressed by the NHL refereeing and the league isn,t helping players out by letting shit go and the calling the retaliting hits after the whistle this is how the B,S starts from the initial hit is the first call this is the worse officiating ,I have seen in 20 years .Kerry ,Lance Roberts Mick Magoo and others will do a way better job then most officials out there and they are retired officails , but gregson isn,t helping matters out in the 2 officails that did game 3 in philly very poor  .The best officails out there so far have been  Mike leggo & his partner this is how to manage a game its 2- 10 and a game misconduct.if that doesn,t solve the problem then its 2 and a match penalty because some of the shit that is happening is very piss poor calls ,They no the rules apply them .This is  a joke the NHL isn,t getting better its become a gong show in round one.Its al right for a proper hit but when you see shinn come from the blue line flying its a charge after three strides this is how ashton went after shinn because of the charge.I don,t blame the player for going after shinn because he did intent to injure the player. The same with Brown from LA KINGS he hit sedin with intent this is how you can have a concussion for life ,I speak my mind as ,I know all about head shots and what it does to your body and brain the system breaks down.The hit that brown put on sedin is what the league doesn,t need ,This the same hit that his Brother was ko from Duncan Keith he gets 5 games and then you watch this and no call its goes from mellow to extreme violence this is what the game doesn,t need the young kids that want to play hockey in the NHL some day will be watching this and this is what you don,t want to have kids being headhunters at a young age ,I know because ,I was a wild kid when ,I was young. Its okay for a great hit that is clean and not to injure another player..Life is great but when you see all this its very dangerous.

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