NHL Second All-Star Team (1935) Lester Patrick Trophy (1972)
Signed as a free agent by Minneapolis (AHA), November 1, 1926. Traded to Boston by Minneapolis (AHA) for cash, December 23, 1927. Remained with Minneapolis (AHA) for the duration of the 1927-28 season. Traded to Ottawa by Boston for Joe Lamb and $7,000, July 25, 1932. Traded to Detroit by Ottawa for Carl Voss and cash, November 26, 1933. Traded to Boston by Detroit with Walt Buswell for Marty Barry and Art Giroux, July 11, 1935.
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