2012-13 Regular Season: Registered first Maple Leafs assist Apr. 13 vs. MTL ... Made Maple Leafs debut, scored a goal and posted a +2 rating Apr. 8 vs. NYR ... Played 34 games for Colorado, collecting four points (1 goal, 3 assists) with 54 penalty minutes ... At the time of his trade to Toronto, ranked second on the Avalanche in hits (76) and third in penalty minutes (54) ... Played 300th NHL game Apr. 2 at NSH ... Scored first goal of the season Feb. 28 vs. CGY (first goal since Oct. 20, 2011 vs. CHI - 85 games) ... Tied career high with two points (2 assists) on Feb. 24 at ANA ... Logged a career-high 19 penalty minutes Jan. 26 at SJS.
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