WCHA First All-Star Team (1992) NCAA West First All-American Team (1992)
Traded to Winnipeg by Detroit with Tim Cheveldae for Bob Essensa and Sergei Bautin, March 8, 1994. Transferred to Phoenix after Winnipeg franchise relocated, July 1, 1996. Claimed by Minnesota from Phoenix in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 1, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 9, 2007. Officially announced his retirement, July 15, 2008.
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