WCJHL First All-Star Team (1976, 1977) AHL First All-Star Team (1986)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1981)
Traded to Vancouver by Philadelphia with Drew Callander for Dennis Ververgaert, December 29, 1978. Traded to Pittsburgh by Vancouver for Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, later traded back to Philadelphia Philadelphia selected David McClay) in 1984 Entry Draft, January 26, 1984. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 19, 1985.
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