WJrHL First All-Star Team (1942) AHL First All-Star Team (1954)
Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 7, 1947. Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers with future considerations for Roy Conacher, October 22, 1947. Transaction was voided when Conacher refused to report. Traded to Montreal by NY Rangers with Pete Babando for Ivan Irwin, August 8, 1953. Traded to Buffalo (AHL) by Montreal with Gaye Stewart and Pete Babando for Jackie Leclair and cash, August 17, 1954.
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