Claimed by Vancouver from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 10, 1970. Loaned to Seattle (WHL) by Vancouver with Jim Wiste for the remainder of the 1970-71 season for Bobby Schmautz, February 9, 1971. Selected by LA Sharks (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Chicago (WHA) by LA Sharks (WHA) for cash, October, 1972. Traded to Vancouver (WHA) by Chicago (WHA) for cash, September, 1973.
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