Career: Made NHL debut on 11/4/11 vs. CGY… Scored 1st career NHL goal on 11/8/11 vs. WPG (Pavelec)… Scored 1st career GWG on 3/19/12 at TBL (Roloson)... Made pro (AHL) debut on 10/9/10 with Portland at Manchester... Scored 1st career AHL goal on 11/3/10 at Charlotte (Pogge)... Spent 3 seasons (2007-10) with MSU Spartans (CCHA/NCAA), recording 100GP-29G-41A-70P… Named CCHA 2nd Team All-Star in 2009-10 (37GP-20G-22A-42P)… Won Clark Cup in '07 with Sioux Falls; led USHL in playoff scoring (8GP-4G-9A-13P)... Won the Ron Woody Award as USHL All-Star Game MVP in 2007 after scoring 2 goals for Team West. 2013-14: LeadsCBJ in +/- (+11).... Scored 1st goal for CBJ, 12/23 at CAR (Peters)... Notched 1st career multi-point game (2A) and recorded a career-best +3 rating on 12/21 vs. PHI. 2012-13: Tallied 2G-2A-4P in 6GP with Rochester (AHL)… Missed majority of the season with knee injury. Personal: Favorite player growing up: Steve Yzerman... Favorite TV show: Homeland... Favorite NFL team: Lions.
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