Playing for Canada for the fifth time in his career -- won a gold medal at the 2003 World Championship and a silver at the 2005 tournament.
Began the 2003 tournament on a line with Dany Heatley and Daniel Briere, but played the final two games with Shawn Horcoff and Kyle Calder, including his best game of the tournament, a semi-final win over the Czechs.
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