AHL Second All-Star Team (1953)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1953)
Traded to Chicago by Montreal for Ike Hildebrand and future considerations, October 13, 1954. Traded to Detroit by Chicago for Metro Prystai, November 9, 1954. Traded to Boston by Detroit with Terry Sawchuk, Vic Stasiuk and Marcel Bonin for Ed Sandford, Real Chevrefils, Norm Corcoran, Gilles Boisvert and Warren Godfrey, June 3, 1955.
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