WHL West Second All-Star Team (1985)
Traded to Edmonton by Detroit with Petr Klima, Joe Murphy and Adam Graves for Jimmy Carson, Kevin McClelland and Edmonton's 5th round choice (later traded to Montreal Montreal selected Brad Layzell) in 1991 Entry Draft, November 2, 1989. Traded to New Jersey by Edmonton for Reijo Ruotsalainen, March 6, 1990. Missed majority of 1991-92 season in retirement. Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to concussion vs. Detroit (IHL), January 5, 2000. Officially announced retirement, August 31, 2000.
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