Father of Bryan Jr. and Dennis NHL First All-Star Team (1940, 1941, 1942) NHL Second All-Star Team (1943)
Missed entire 1944-45 and majority of 1945-46 seasons after being refused permission to enter USA by War Mobilization Command, November 22, 1944. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by NY Rangers for cash, September 21, 1948. Traded to Washington (AHL) by Cleveland (AHL) with Ab DeMarco for Ken Schultz, Dan Porteous and Frank Porteous, January 20, 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