NHL Second All-Star Team (1950, 1951, 1954) Hart Trophy (1955)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954)
Rights were held by Montreal at time of first appearance in NHL. Rights traded to Toronto by Montreal for the rights to Frank Eddolls, September 10, 1943. Missed majority of 1956-57 season while still in retirement but returned as an active player in game vs. Detroit, January 6, 1957.
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