Transferred to Quebec by St. Louis with Claude Julien as compensation for St. Louis' signing of Jacques Demers as coach, August 19, 1983. Traded to Winnipeg by Quebec for Mario Marois, December 6, 1988. Traded to Buffalo by Winnipeg with Dave McLlwain, Winnipeg's 5th round choice (Yuri Khmylev) in 1992 Entry Draft and future considerations for Darrin Shannon, Mike Hartman and Dean Kennedy, October 11, 1991. Traded to Dallas by Buffalo for James Black and Dallas' 7th round choice (Steve Webb) in 1994 Entry Draft, December 15, 1993.
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