Brother of Joe Lester Patrick Trophy (1995)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1989)
Traded to NY Rangers by Winnipeg with Winnipeg's 10th round choice (Brett Barnett) in 1987 Entry Draft for Detroit's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Winnipeg selected Benoit Lebeau) in 1988 Entry Draft and NY Rangers' 3rd round choice (later traded to St. Louis St. Louis selected Denny Felsner) in 1989 Entry Draft, June 8, 1987. Traded to San Jose by NY Rangers for Tim Kerr, May 30, 1991. Traded to NY Islanders by San Jose for the rights to Marcus Thuresson, August 24, 1992. Suffered career-ending stroke during training, August 8, 1993.
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