CCHA First All-Star Team (1986) NCAA West First All-American Team (1986) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1986) NCAA Championship Tournament MVP (1986)
Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 15, 1986. Traded to Buffalo by NY Rangers with NY Rangers' 5th round choice (Alexander Mogilny) in 1988 Entry Draft for Paul Cyr and Buffalo's 10th round choice (Eric Fenton) in 1988 Entry Draft, December 31, 1987. Traded to Los Angeles by Buffalo for Mikko Makela, September 30, 1990. Traded to Dallas by Los Angeles with Los Angeles' 7th round choice (Eoin McInerney) in 1996 Entry Draft for Dallas' 4th round choice (later traded to Washington Washington selected Justin Davis) in 1996 Entry Draft, February 17, 1995. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 19, 1996.
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