Earned his first career-multi goal game with two goals vs. CHI (4/11) ... Tallied an assist vs. VAN (3/14) ... Earned an assist vs. PHX (3/8) ... Scored a goal vs. PHI (3/2) ... Earned an assist at BUF (1/28) ... Scored his first goal of the season at MTL (1/25) ... Led WSH with four hits at PIT (1/15) ... Registered an assist vs. CAR (1/2) ... Earned his first point of the season with an assist at NYR (12/8) ... Tallied five hits and won 7 of 12 faceoffs (58%) at NYI (11/30) ... Registered five hits vs. MTL (11/29) ... Won 6 of 6 faceoffs vs. NYR (10/16) ... Recorded two hits and won 4 of 7 faceoffs (57.1%) in 10:37 of ice time vs. EDM (10/14) ... Registered two hits in 9:22 of ice time vs. COL (10/12) ... Was (-1) in 7:15 of ice time at DAL (10/5) ... Was (even) in 6:14 of ice time vs. CGY (10/3) ... Served as a healthy extra in 20 games (10/1, 10/10, 10/19-11/27)
Signed as a free agent by Washington, March 26, 2008.
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