NCAA West First All-American Team (1974) WCHA Second All-Star Team (1976) Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against AHL) (1979) (shared with Pete Peeters) Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against AHL) (1980) (shared with Rick St. Croix) Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against AHL) (1981) (shared with Pelle Lindbergh)
Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, November 7, 1978. Recorded a shutout (5-0) in NHL debut vs. Colorado, March 6, 1979. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 27, 1981. Traded to Washington by Minnesota with Minnesota's 11th round choice (Anders Huss) in 1983 Entry Draft for Wes Jarvis and Rollie Boutin, August 4, 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