Son of Adam EHL North Second All-Star Team (1966) AHL First All-Star Team (1971)
Loaned to Johnstown (EHL) by Long Island (EHL) as emergency injury replacement, January 25, 1967. Claimed by Detroit from Baltimore (AHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 7, 1971. Selected by Minnesota (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Pittsburgh by Detroit for Pittsburgh's 3rd round choice (Nelson Pyatt) in 1973 Amateur Draft and cash, February 25, 1973. WHA rights traded to Indianapolis (WHA) by Minnesota (WHA) for future considerations, July, 1974. Last NHL goaltender to play without a facemask.
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