Flyers general manager Ron Hextall has officially found his man in net.
Brian Elliott on Saturday afternoon signed a two-year contract with the Flyers shortly after free agency opened at noon.
According to CapFriendly.com, it's a $5.5 million deal that carries a $2.75 million cap hit, as previously reported by FOX Sports Midwest's Andy Strickland.
"They're one of those teams that are right on the cusp of making the playoffs," Elliott said on a conference call (see story). "They had a good run … I think 10 in a row they won [last year].
"I think that with how they play the overall game, they're an aggressive team that tries to play at all ends of the ice. I thought they had a really good opportunity to take that next step and make it to the playoffs and do something special. I wanted to be a part of that."
Elliott went 26-18-3 with a 2.55 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in 49 regular-season games with the Calgary Flames. In the playoffs, he had a .880 save percentage as Calgary was swept by the Anaheim Ducks in the first round.
The 32-year-old’s best years in the league came with the St. Louis Blues from 2011-2016, when he compiled a 2.01 goals-against average and .925 save percentage in 181 games. With the Blues, he made two All-Star games.
Elliott will partner up with Michal Neuvirth as a tandem for the next two seasons. The Flyers signed Neuvirth to a two-year, $5 million extension in March.
With Elliott and Neuvirth signed, the Flyers have a combined $5.25 million cap hit committed to their goaltending over the next two years. That combined cap hit is cheaper than what 16 teams in the league have committed to just one goaltender.
The Flyers move on from Steve Mason. Mason's agent, Anton Thun, confirmed Thursday his client would not be re-signing with the Flyers, but that was expected since March.
Mason on Saturday signed a two-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets.