CAREER: In the 1st season of a 6-year contract...2014 US Olympian...2012 NHL All-Star...2010 NHL All-Rookie Team and Calder Trophy runner-up...2006 and 2008 AHL All-Star...2006 AHL All-Rookie Team...2004 NCAA Second-Team All-American and Hockey East All-Star Team...Represented USA at 2003 WJC and 2002 U-18 World Championship (gold).
2013-14: Recorded 3rd career postseason shutout (25 saves), 4/18 at BOS...Was 4-1 with a 2.00 GAA and 0.924 SV% in his last 5 regular-season starts...Saw 45+ shots in 3 of 4 starts (1/4-1/16)...Has seen 35+ shots on 9 occasions...Recorded 150th NHL win, 4/2 vs. BOS...Posted 2 shutouts: 10/21 vs. SJ (27 saves) and 11/29 at NYI (29 saves) and shared another with Jonas Gustavsson on 2/3 vs. VAN (16 saves).
OTHER: First goalie in DET history to win 35+ games in his 1st 3 seasons (37, 37 and 35, respectively, from 2009-12)...Serves as the team spokesman for the Arthritis Foundation.
USA Hockey - Goaltender of the Year (2002) Hockey East All-Rookie Team (2003) Hockey East Rookie of the Year (2003) Hockey East First All-Star Team (2004) NCAA East Second All-American Team (2004) AHL All-Rookie Team (2006) NHL All-Rookie Team (2010)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2012)
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