2013-14: Scored on first shootout attempt of career Mar. 25 vs. OTT....Scored a goal Mar. 25 vs. OTT...Recorded first professional assist Mar. 23 at ANA...Scored second career NHL goal Mar. 16 vs. VAN...Scored his first career NHL goal Mar. 14 vs. NJD...Recorded three shots on 17:35 in NHL debut Mar. 6 vs BUF...Recalled from San Antonio (AHL) on Mar. 5...Played in 52 games with the San Antonio Rampage (AHL) leading the team with 41 total points (16-25-41)
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