WHL Second All-Star Team (1982) WJC-A All-Star Team (1982) Named Best Defenseman at WJC-A (1982) Bill Masterton Trophy (1990)
Missed entire 1984-85 season recovering from knee injury suffered in pre-season game vs. New Jersey, October 7, 1984. Missed entire 1986-87 season recovering from knee surgery, September, 1986. Missed majority of 1988-89 season recovering from 8th knee surgery, September 17, 1988. Missed majority of 1989-90 season recovering from 10th knee surgery, October 27, 1989.
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