Traded to Florida by Washington with future considerations for Esa Tikkanen, March 9, 1998. Traded to Tampa Bay by Florida with Ryan Johnson for Mike Sillinger, March 14, 2000. Claimed on waivers by Calgary from Tampa Bay, October 3, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, November 30, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, October 21, 2003.
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