*First trip to Stanley Cup Playoffs
*Made career-high and Wild season-high 43 saves in team debut vs. STL (4/10). First NHL win since 12/11/08 vs. NYI. Previous NHL start was at VAN (1/16/10)
*Was 5th Wild goalie to start a game against St. Louis this season
*Served as backup at CHI (4/3) to become seventh goalie to dress in a game for Minnesota this season
*7-9-2 with a 2.62 GAA and a .920 SV% in 19 games with Iowa (AHL)
*10-2-0 with a 2.66 GAA and a .917 SV% in 13 games with Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL)
NCAA East Second All-American Team (2006) NCAA East First All-American Team (2007) AHL All-Rookie Team (2008) Harry ``Hap'' Holmes Memorial Award (AHL fewest goals against) (2011) (shared with Brad Thiessen)
Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 13, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Hamburg (Germany), June 16, 2011.
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