Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (Rookie of the Year AHL) (1952) WHL First All-Star Team (1953) Lady Byng Trophy (1956)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1954, 1955)
Traded to Chicago by Detroit with Billy Dea, Bill Dineen and Lorne Ferguson for Hec Lalande, Nick Mickoski, Bob Bailey and Jack McIntyre, December 17, 1957. Claimed by Boston from Chicago in Intra-League Draft, June 3, 1958.
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