Claimed by Los Angeles from Boston in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to NY Rangers by Los Angeles for Real Lemieux and Juha Widing, February 28, 1970. Traded to St. Louis by NY Rangers with Bert Wilson and Jerry Butler for Bill Collins and John Davidson, June 18, 1975.
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