Bill Masterton Trophy (1980) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1976, 1977) Traded to California by Philadelphia with Larry Wright and Philadelphia's 1st round choice (Rob Chipperfield) in 1974 Amateur Draft for Reggie Leach, May 24, 1974. Transferred to Cleveland after California franchise relocated, August 26, 1976. Protected by Minnesota prior to Minnesota-Cleveland Dispersal Draft, June 15, 1978. Traded to Vancouver by Minnesota for Harold Snepsts, June 21, 1984.
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