NHL Second All-Star Team (1950, 1951, 1954) Hart Trophy (1955)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954)
Rights were held by Montreal at time of first appearance in NHL. Rights traded to Toronto by Montreal for the rights to Frank Eddolls, September 10, 1943. Missed majority of 1956-57 season while still in retirement but returned as an active player in game vs. Detroit, January 6, 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