After setting a franchise record for wins in his rookie season, the Ottawa Senators have inked sophomore goaltender Brian Elliott to a two-year contract.
The young netminder is set to earn $800,000 US next season and $900,000 in 2010-11.
Elliott, 24, tended goal for 31 games with the Senators in the 2008-09 campaign, posting a 16-8-3 record with a 2.77 goals-against-average and a .902 save percentage.
He won eight consecutive games from March 5 to March 21 to set a new Senators record for a rookie goalie. Elliott recorded his first NHL shutout on March 29, making 20 saves in Ottawa's 3-0 win in Tampa.
The native of Newmarket, Ont., also appeared in 30 games with the AHL's Binghamton Senators, posting an 18-8-1 record with two shutouts, a 2.31 GAA and a .926 save percentage.