OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1970)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1974)
Traded to Pittsburgh by Los Angeles for Bob Woytowich, January 11, 1972. Selected by Calgary-Cleveland (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Atlanta by Pittsburgh for Chuck Arnason and Bob Paradise, January 4, 1974. Transferred to Minnesota (WHA) after Cleveland (WHA) franchise relocated, July, 1976. Traded to Detroit by Atlanta for future considerations, August, 1977.
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