Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (Rookie of the Year AHL) (1952) WHL First All-Star Team (1953) Lady Byng Trophy (1956)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1954, 1955)
Traded to Chicago by Detroit with Billy Dea, Bill Dineen and Lorne Ferguson for Hec Lalande, Nick Mickoski, Bob Bailey and Jack McIntyre, December 17, 1957. Claimed by Boston from Chicago in Intra-League Draft, June 3, 1958.
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