Traded to Montreal by Toronto for $7,500, May 10, 1940. Loaned to Brooklyn by Montreal for the loan of Red Heron, February 13, 1942. Loaned to Boston by Montreal for 1942-43 season for cash, September, 1942. Missed majority of 1947-48 due to leg injury vs. Detroit, October 25, 1947. Named player/coach of Sydney (CBSHL), September 16, 1949.
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