WHL First All-Star Team (1963) WHL Second All-Star Team (1964)
Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg (WHL) following release by Kingston (EPHL), February 27, 1961. Claimed by NY Rangers from Vancouver (WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 9, 1965. Traded to Los Angeles (WHL) by NY Rangers for Gord Vejprava, November, 1965. Signed as a free agent by Des Moines (IHL), January 27, 1970. Suffered career-ending knee injury in game vs. Columbus (IHL), February 25, 1970.
The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.
— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres