Selected by Cincinnati (WHA) in 1976 WHA Amateur Draft, May, 1976. Claimed by Quebec from Cincinnati (WHA) in WHA Dispersal Draft, June 8, 1979. Traded to Winnipeg by Quebec for Jamie Hislop and Barry Legge, June 28, 1979. Claimed on waivers by Toronto from Winnipeg, November 30, 1980. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 5, 1983.
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