Elliott returns to Ottawa as an all-star

Elliott returns to Ottawa as an all-star
Kyle Turris #7 of the Ottawa Senators scores during the shootout against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game at Consol Energy Center on April 13, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Senators defeated the Penguins 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Former disgraced Ottawa Senators goaltender Brian Elliott will be back in Ottawa to play in the All-Star Game at Scotiabank Place on Jan. 29.

It’s a remarkable turnaround for Elliott, who set a franchise record for most consecutive Senators losses last season before being traded to the Colorado Avalanche for current Senators goaltender Craig Anderson.

Elliott was subsequently signed by the St. Louis Blues in the summer.

Elliott has a record of 15-5-0, a goals against average of 1.62 and a save percentage of .940 for the defensively-stingy Blues.

He was one of the most intriguing names as the NHL completed its All-Star roster on Thursday.

Senators’ Erik Karlsson, Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek, along with Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Dion Phaneuf and Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas, were voted in by fans earlier this month.

The additions announced Thursday include Maple Leafs forwards Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul, Philadelphia Flyers centre Claude Giroux, who grew up in Orleans, Florida Panthers defenceman (and former Ottawa 67′s star) Brian Campbell.

The All star roster will also include four members of the Vancouver Canucks — twin brothers Henrik and Daniel Sedin, defenceman Alex Edler and centre Cody Hodgson, one of 12 rookies in the mix.

The New York Rangers also boast three All-Stars: goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, winger Marian Gaborik and defenceman Dan Girardi.

Chicago will also send three players here — Marian Hossa, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane — while Zdeno Chara and Tyler Seguin will join Thomas as Boston Bruins representatives.

Senators winger Colin Greening was named to the all-rookie team.

FULL LIST OF ALL-STARS:

Forwards

OTT — Daniel Alfredsson
OTT — Jason Spezza
OTT — Milan Michalek
DAL — Jamie Benn
DET — Pavel Datsyuk
NYR — Marian Gaborik
PHI — Claude Giroux
CHI — Marian Hossa
CAL — Jarome Iginla
CHI — Patrick Kane
TOR — Phil Kessel
MIN — Mikko Koivu
TOR — Joffrey Lupul
PIT — Evgeni Malkin
SAN — Logan Couture
WSH — Alex Ovechkin
BUF — Jason Pominville
VAN — Daniel Sedin
VAN — Henrik Sedin
BOS — Tyler Seguin
ANA — Corey Perry
TBL — Steven Stamkos
NYI — John Tavares
CHI — Jonathan Toews

Defencemen

OTT — Erik Karlsson
TOR — Dion Phaneuf
WPG — Dustin Byfuglien
FLA — Brian Campbell
BOS — Zdeno Chara
VAN — Alex Edler
NYR — Dan Girardi
NSH — Shea Weber
PHX — Keith Yandle
WSH — Dennis Wideman
NSH — Ryan Suter
PHI — Kimmo Timonen

Goaltenders

BOS — Tim Thomas
NYR — Henrik Lundqvist
STL — Brian Elliott
DET — Jimmy Howard
LOS — Jonathan Quick
MTL — Carey Price

All-rookie team

BUF — Luke Adam
PHI — Sean Couturier
CAR — Justin Faulk
OTT — Colin Greening
NJD — Adam Henrique
VAN — Cody Hodgson
CLB — Ryan Johansen
COL — Gabriel Landeskog
NJD — Adam Larsson
EDM — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
NSH — Craig Smith
PHI — Matt Read

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