Claimed by NY Rangers from Indianapolis (AHL) in Inter-League Draft, May 12, 1944. Traded to Tulsa (USHL) by Fort Worth (USHL) for Doug McMurdy, October 9, 1948. Traded to Buffalo (AHL) by Tulsa (USHL) for Len Haldorsen, September 8, 1949.
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