Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Jason Elliott

7 NHL Games

November 29, 2000 Detroit Red Wings vs Atlanta Thrashers. 6-4 win.
December 20, 2000 Detroit Red Wings vs San Jose Sharks. 0-2 loss.
October 30, 2001 Detroit Red Wings vs Carolina Hurricanes. 5-2 win.
March 25, 2002 Detroit Red Wings vs Nashville Predators. 3-3 tie.
April 10, 2002 Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks. 3-3 tie.
April 13, 2002 Detroit Red Wings vs St. Louis Blues. 2-3 loss.
April 14, 2002 Detroit Red Wings vs St. Louis Blues. 3-5 loss.

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   A Cornell alumni, Jason Elliottt was playing junior A hockey when the Red Wings selected him in the 8th round of the 1994 NHL draft. After four years of college and a season in the AHL, the Red Wings signed Elliott to a two-year contract in April, 2000. Over that two year period Elliott would be recalled to the NHL on five separate occasions.

      Late November 2000, Elliott was recalled to serve as Chris Osgood's backup for one game while Manny Legace was recovering from a sore knee.

      Elliott's second NHL stint came almost a month later. When Manny Legace was hit in the face with a puck during practice, the Red Wings recalled Elliott on a 48-hour emergency recall. He once again served as Osgood's backup.

     The third time Elliott was recalled came almost a year later. Late October 2001, Dominik Hasek missed one game while he was recovering from a case of the flu. This time Elliott served as backup to Manny Legace.

     Late March of 2002 Jason Elliott was recalled by the Wings for a fourth stint as their backup when Dominik Hasek was recovering from a sore back.

     Elliott's fifth and final stint as an NHL backup was his longest. Manny Legace missed the final three games of the 2001/2002 season because he was suffering from a knee injury. Jason Elliott dressed as Hasek's backup for all three games.

     Although those three games were Elliott's last as a dressed backup, he was retained by the Red Wings as their 3rd string goaltender for the 2002 playoffs. Elliott dressed during the final series but remained tucked away in the dressing room in case either Hasek or Legace were injured. When the Wings did eventually win the Stanley Cup that year, Elliott was allowed to emerge from the dressing room and celebrate with the team. This is why he can bee seen in full gear lifting the Stanley Cup. Elliott was given a Stanley Cup ring by the Red Wings, was in their Cup winning team picture and took part in the Cup parade.  His name, however, was not engraved on the trophy as he did not qualify for such an honor. That summer Elliott signed a contract with a Finnish club and never again played pro hockey in North America.

  • Wore #38 with Detroit Red Wings

Career stats from
Born  -- Inuvik, NWT 
Height 6.02 -- Weight 183
Drafted by Detroit Red Wings - round 8 #205 overall 1994 NHL Entry Draft
RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
1994-95Cornell UniversityECAC160287662004.243111
1995-96Cornell UniversityECAC120097138022.351221
1996-97Cornell UniversityECAC2700147567002.731672
1997-98Cornell UniversityECAC2910168374022.6414122
1998-99Adirondack Red WingsAHL51242710146623.231427512770.897100
1999-00Manitoba MooseIHL43082349108212.761912911870.917---
2000-01Houston AerosIHL41042235113403.031916310070.899---
2001-02Cincinnati Mighty DucksAHL4210208389112.56111679550.915200
2002-03TPS TurkuSM-liiga3612199389042.68111758990.910700
2003-04Bad Nauheim EC2.GBun47241000
2004-05Bietigheim-Bissingen SC2.GBun52043148165023.14
2005-06Bietigheim-Bissingen SC2.GBun4920
2006-07Bietigheim-Bissingen SC2.GBun4410

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