Stefan Elliott (D)
||North Vancouver, BC
2013-14: Spent most of the season with Lake Erie (AHL), where he led all Monsters defensemen with 14 goals in 61 gamesâ€¦Finished third among team defensemen in scoring with 28 pointsâ€¦Led all club defenders and ranked second on the team with 158 shotsâ€¦Joined the Avalanche for the regular season finale on April 13 at Anaheim, scoring a goal in his only NHL game of the 2013-14 campaignâ€¦Was on Coloradoâ€™s playoff roster but did not dress during the postseasonâ€¦ 2012-13: Appeared in 18 games for the Avalanche, tallying a goal and three assistsâ€¦All four of his points came in the final eight games after being held scoreless in his first 10 contestsâ€¦Skated in 44 games for the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL), collecting 13 points (5g/8a)â€¦Was recalled by Colorado for the third and final time on April 6â€¦Was originally recalled on Feb. 17 and appeared in five games with the Avalanche before being reassigned on March 7â€¦Recalled again on March 19 and reassigned after two games on March 24. 2011-12: Split his first professional season between the Avalanche and Lake Erie Monsters (AHL)â€¦Skated in 39 games for Colorado, tallying 13 points (4g/9a) with a +2 plus/minus ratingâ€¦Finished tied for third among Avalanche defensemen in goals despite playing only a half season in the NHLâ€¦Also dressed in 30 contests for Lake Erie, recording 14 points (5g/9a) with a +5 ratingâ€¦Was first recalled by Colorado on Nov. 25â€¦Scored the game-winning goal in his NHL debut on Nov. 26 vs. Edmonton, becoming the first defenseman in Avalanche history to score a goal in his first career gameâ€¦Was the first Avalanche player to score a goal in his league debut since forward Vaclav Nedorost on Oct. 3, 2001 at Pittsburghâ€¦He also became the first player in Nordiques/Avalanche franchise history to score the game-winning goal in his first career gameâ€¦Went on to collect points in each of his first three NHL games (2g/1a), the first Avalanche defenseman to ever do that, and the first Colorado player to accomplish the feat since Radim Vrbata in November of 2001â€¦Dressed in 29 straight games following his recall from Nov. 26 to Jan. 24â€¦Was reassigned to Lake Erie on Feb. 4 and recalled for the second time on Feb. 21â€¦Spent the next six weeks with Colorado, appearing in nine contestsâ€¦Recorded his first career multi-point game with a pair of assists on March 4 at Minnesotaâ€¦Was reassigned to Lake Erie for the conclusion of the AHL season on April 6. 2010-11: Was awarded the Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy as the Western Hockey Leagueâ€™s Defenseman of the Yearâ€¦Led all WHL defensemen with 31 goals and tied for first among blueliners with 81 points in 71 games for the Saskatoon Bladesâ€¦Was the first WHL defenseman to reach the 30-goal mark since 2006-07â€¦Led the entire league in game-winning goals (12) and plus/minus rating (+62)â€¦Was named to the WHLâ€™s Eastern Conference First All-Star Teamâ€¦Helped Saskatoon capture the leagueâ€™s best record during the regular season and went on to tally eight points (3g/5a) in 10 postseason contestsâ€¦Finished his junior career as the highest-scoring defenseman in Blades history with 241 points (82g/159a) in 282 career gamesâ€¦Signed an entry-level contract with the Avalanche on March 21 and concluded the 2010-11 season with the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL), recording two assists in five playoff games. 2009-10: Led all WHL defensemen with 26 goals while appearing in 72 games for the Saskatoon Bladesâ€¦Finished tied for fourth among league blueliners in scoring with 65 points (26g/39a)â€¦Shared the team lead and finished seventh overall in the WHL with a +41 plus/minus ratingâ€¦Named Saskatoonâ€™s MVP, Best Defenseman and Most Gentlemanly Playerâ€¦Represented Team WHL at the 2009 Subway Super Seriesâ€¦Led all Saskatoon blueliners with eight points (3g/5a) in 10 playoff games. 2008-09: Totaled 55 points (16g/39a) in 71 games with Saskatoonâ€¦Led all Blades defenders in goals, assists and pointsâ€¦Tied for sixth among league defensemen in scoringâ€¦Took part in the 2009 CHL Top Prospects Gameâ€¦Became the first-ever Saskatoon Blade to be named the WHL Scholastic Player of the Year after maintaining a 93.3% school average. 2007-08: Led all Saskatoon defensemen in assists (31) and points (40) while appearing in 67 games during his first full WHL seasonâ€¦Finished second among WHL rookie defensemen in goals (tied-9) and pointsâ€¦ INTERNATIONAL: Represented Team Canada at the 2009 IIHF World Under-18 Championship, notching two assists in six gamesâ€¦Recorded two assists for Team Canada as the squad earned a gold medal at the 2008 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka tournament.