Claimed by Chicago from Cleveland (AHL) in Inter-League Draft, May 12, 1944. Traded to Detroit by Chicago with Leo Reise for Adam Brown and Ray Powell, December 9, 1946. Traded to Boston by Detroit with Bill Quackenbush for Pete Babando, Clare Martin, Lloyd Durham and Jimmy Peters, August 16, 1949. Traded to Chicago by Boston for cash, November 1, 1951.
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