Playoff Notes: 1st NHL playoff in 4th NHL season ... Round 2 vs Mtl: Dressed as backup for 6 gms ... Round 1 vs Det: Dressed as backup for 5 gms
2013-14 Notes: Played his 1st full NHL season w/season highs in all categories … Ranked 6th among NHL goaltenders in both GAA (2.10) and Sv%age (.925) … Allowed 2 or less goals in 17 gp … Career-best 14-gm pt streak from 1/16-4/10 (11-0-3) … 2 shutouts … Backup: 53 … DND: 2
Playoff Fun Fact: Looking to play his 1st NHL playoff game
AJHL South Division First All-Star Team (2005) CCHA First All-Star Team (2009) CCHA Rookie of the Year (2009) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2009)
Traded to NY Rangers by Pittsburgh for Pittsburgh's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Pittsburgh selected Andy Bathgate) in 2009 Entry Draft, June 27, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 1. 2012. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 5, 2013.
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