Rookie of the Year Award WHL (1955) WHL Second All-Star Team (1955) NHL Second All-Star Team (1968) NHL First All-Star Team (1971) Lady Byng Trophy (1971, 1974) Lester Patrick Trophy (1977)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1955, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1971)
Traded to Boston by Detroit with cash for Terry Sawchuk, June 10, 1957.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie