2013-14: Made his NHL debut in his 1st career start, stopping 29 of 32 shots vs. SJS, Apr. 12…Recalled from Portland (AHL), Mar. 25…Had a 14-19-5 record with a 3.30 GAA and a .901 SV% in 44 games for the Pirates at the time of his recall.
2012-13: Made his professional debut with Portland…Recorded a 15-12-1 record with a 2.98 GAA and a .903 SV% in 30 games…Named AHL Player of the Week on Jan. 6…Notched a 2-0-0 record with a 1.00 GAA and a .978 SV% in his 2 starts that week.
NOTES: Won a bronze medal with Canada at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship…Named OHL Goaltender of the Year in 2010-11 after recording a 30-9-2-4 record, 4 shutouts, a 2.52 GAA and a .917 SV% in 46 games for Niagara.
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