WCHA First All-Star Team (1979) WCHA Freshman of the Year (1979) NCAA West First All-American Team (1979)
Traded to Colorado by Minnesota with the rights to Jim Dobson for cash, December 31, 1981. Transferred to New Jersey after Colorado franchise relocated, June 30, 1982.
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