Missed the entire 1958-59 due to leg injury suffered in football game between Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) and Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL), September 7, 1958. Loaned to Winnipeg (WHL) by Toronto (Victoria-WHL) for the remainder of the 1960-61 season for Barrie Ross, January, 1961.
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