Playoff Notes: 7th NHL playoff in 8th NHL season ... Round 2 vs Mtl: 0-1=1 in 6 gp ... Had an assist 5/3 in gm 2 ... Round 1 vs Det: 0-2=2 in 5 gp ... Assisted on the OTG 4/24 in gm 4 and on the ENG 4/26 in gm 5 ... 19 career multi-pt games ... Career OT: 2-2=4 in 26 gp ... Career Game 7s: 7 (4-3)
2013-14 Notes: Won his 1st outright team scoring title (had shared point lead twice before) … Led NHL at +39 and was 9th in assists (50) … Had a 7-gm pt streak (10/12-26, 2-8=10) … 18 multi-pt games … DND: 2
Playoff Fun Fact: Has played in 2 Stanley Cup Finals, winning in 2011 vs Vancouver and losing in 2013 to Chicago … Led the NHL in post-season scoring in both of those years … 12 playoff goals in 2011 were most by a Czech-born player in 1 post-season … Has 2 career playoff hat tricks, 3/25/11 at Tampa Bay and 5/8/13 vs Toronto
Signed as a free agent by Pardubice (CzRep), October 3, 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