Traded to NY Rangers by Edmonton with Edmonton's 4th round choice (later traded to Toronto Toronto selected Roman Kukumberg) for Brian Leetch, June 30, 2003. Traded to Edmonton by NY Rangers with Petr Nedved for Steve Valiquette, Dwight Helminen and Edmonton's 2nd round compensatory choice (Dane Byers) in 2004 Entry Draft, March 3, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Togliatti (Russia), September 25, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), July 30, 2007.
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