Traded to California by NY Rangers with Gary Coalter to complete transaction that sent Bert Marshall to NY Rangers (March 4, 1973), May 17, 1973. Traded to St. Louis by California for St. Louis' 5th round choice (Cal Sandbeck) in 1976 Amateur Draft and California's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, California selected Reg Kerr) in 1977 Amateur Draft, March 9, 1976.
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