2013-14: 2nd in NHL hits (282) .. Led Maple Leafs in hits, 2nd in PPP (tie-18) and 3rd in BKS (111) .. Missed game Mar. 11 at SJS with flu .. 300th NHL game Feb. 6 at TBL .. 100th NHL assist Feb. 1 vs. OTT .. Missed 2 games (Nov. 30, Dec. 3) due to lower-body injury.
WHL West Second All-Star Team (2006) WHL West First All-Star Team (2007) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2007) AHL All-Rookie Team (2008) AHL Second All-Star Team (2009)
Traded to Toronto by Nashville with Matthew Lombardi for Robert Slaney, Brett Lebda and Toronto's 4th round choice (later traded to St. Louis St. Louis selected Zachary Pochiro) in 2013 Entry Draft, July 3, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Gavle (Sweden), October 1, 2012.
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