Stefan Elliott, the 49th pick in 2009 that appeared in nearly 100 NHL contests, is trying his luck overseas.
On Thursday, KHL club AK Bars Kazan announced it had signed Elliott for the upcoming campaign.
Once considered a promising blueline prospect, Elliott, 25, split last season between Arizona and Nashville, appearing in 21 games at the big league level. He also spent a fair chunk of time in the American League, scoring 19 points in 35 games.
Originally drafted by Colorado, Elliott played 63 contests for the Avs over the course of four years. He was never able to break through and become a regular on defense, this despite having a pretty good rookie campaign in ’11-12 under then-head coach Joe Sacco (13 points in 39 games).
The Avalanche eventually cut ties with Elliott at the start of last year, trading him to the Coyotes in exchange for Brandon Gormley. Arizona then flipped Elliott to Nashville for Victory Bartley in January.