Brother of Joe Lester Patrick Trophy (1995)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1989)
Traded to NY Rangers by Winnipeg with Winnipeg's 10th round choice (Brett Barnett) in 1987 Entry Draft for Detroit's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Winnipeg selected Benoit Lebeau) in 1988 Entry Draft and NY Rangers' 3rd round choice (later traded to St. Louis St. Louis selected Denny Felsner) in 1989 Entry Draft, June 8, 1987. Traded to San Jose by NY Rangers for Tim Kerr, May 30, 1991. Traded to NY Islanders by San Jose for the rights to Marcus Thuresson, August 24, 1992. Suffered career-ending stroke during training, August 8, 1993.
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