Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh (WPHL), November 1, 1908. Suspended by USAHA for signing amateur contract with NY Irish Americans (AAHL), January 8, 1917. Signed as a free agent by Toronto Arenas (NHA), January 30, 1917. Claimed by Montreal Canadiens (NHA) from Toronto Arenas (NHA) in Dispersal Draft, February 11, 1917. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, December 15, 1917.
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