- Is making his second appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and first since 2008
- Made his postseason debut with Dallas in 2008, going scoreless with six PIM
2013-14 Regular Season:
- Appeared in his seventh NHL season, his first with Anaheim
- Collected 1-4=5 points with a +9 rating and 28 PIM in 34 games
- Finished second on the team in hits (142) and had a plus-or-even rating in 13 of his last 14 games (+7)
Traded to Edmonton by Dallas for Edmonton's 3rd round choice (Niklas Hansson) in 2013 Entry Draft, January 14, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, August 20, 2013. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to lower-body injury vs. Los Angeles, March 15, 2014 and as a healthy reserve.
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