Wilkes-Barre Watch: Elliott enjoys ‘fresh start’


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Whenever a young prospect from Europe comes over to North America, there's always talk about how the player will adjust -- the rink sizes are different, the speed of the game is faster, the style of play is different.

Defenseman Stefan Elliott had to make that adjustment in the first part of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's season. He's not some European kid taking his first crack at North American hockey, though. The 27-year-old Vancouver native has 84 games of NHL experience and 244 games of AHL experience under his belt.

Elliott spent the past two seasons in Europe -- first with Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL, and then with HV71 of the SHL. This is his first season back in North America, and he's becoming more comfortable each day as he gets reacquainted with the different style of play.

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