AHL First All-Star Team (1971)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1973, 1974, 1975)
Traded to Minnesota by NY Rangers with Wayne Hillman and Dan Seguin for Dave Balon, June 12, 1968. Traded to California by Minnesota with Walt McKechnie for Dennis Hextall, May 20, 1971. Traded to Chicago by California for Jim Pappin and Chicago's 3rd round choice (Guy Lash) in 1977 Amateur Draft, June 1, 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