Traded to Erie (OHL) by Windsor (OHL) with Stephen Valiquette for Craig Jolbert, Jason Polera and Jeff Kapitanchuk, December 17, 1997. Traded to Sarnia (OHL) by Erie (OHL) for Andrew Proskurnicki, Juliys Halfkenny and Sarnia's 4th round choice (Bryan Sansom) in 2000 OHL Priority Draft, January 12, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Boston, June 21, 1999. Missed majority of 1999-2000 and 2000-01 due to knee injury suffered in practice, December 22, 1999.
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