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BRYAN TROTTIER

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
FACTS AND STATS

Position: Center
Shoots:  Left
Born: July 17, 1956 in Val Marie, Saskatoon
Seasons with Islanders: 15


 

 

 

CAREER HISTORY:

DRAFT:
- Selected by the New York Islanders in the 2nd round (22nd overall) in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft.

-Selected by the Cincinnati Stingers in the second round (18th overall) in the 1974 WHA Amateur Draft.

 


HIGHLIGHTS:
- Presented with the Calder Trophy for the NHL's top rookie for the 1975-76 season on June 7, 1976.

- For the first time in his career, scored five goals versus the New York Rangers on December 23, 1978. His goal tally also set a franchise record (later tied twice).

- Presented with the Hart Trophy as the league's MVP for the 1978-79 season on June 11, 1979.

- On May 24, 1980, the Islanders won their first of four consecutive Stanley Cups and wins the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP.

- Scored fifty goals in the 1981-82 season.

- Had a franchise-record 25-game point-scoring streak (28+27=55) that started on January 21, 1982 vs. Pittsburgh and ended on March 13, 1982 at Los Angeles.

- Set a franchise record with four goals in one period on February 13, 1982.

- Set a franchise record and tied an NHL record for fastest goal to start a game with a tally at 0:05 at Boston on March 22, 1984 at Boston.

- Became the 20th NHL player to score 1,000 points on January 29, 1985 vs. Minnesota.

- Scored his 500th NHL goal on February 13, 1990 vs. Calgary.

- Finished his Islanders career with 14 hat tricks.

- Finished his career with six 100-point seasons, all with the Islanders, (1977-78”1981-82, 1983-84).

- Elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997.

- His No. 19 was retired and raised to the rafters at the Nassau Coliseum on October 20, 2001.

 


WHERE HE RANKS IN FRANCHISE HISTORY:
- First in games played with 1,123.

- First in points scored with 1,353.

- First in assists with 853.

- First in playoff points in 170.

- Second in goals scored with 500.

- Second in power play goals with 158.

- Second in game-winning goals scored with 68.

- Third in short-handed goals with 17.

- Led the Islanders in assists seven times (1977-78”1980-81, 1983-84, 1986-87”1987-88).

- Led the Islanders in points four times (1977-78”1980-81, 1986-87).

- Led the Islanders in power play goals twice (1981-82, 1987-88).

- Led the Islanders in shorthanded goals twice (1977-78, 1984-85).

- Led the Islanders in game-winning goals once (1981-82).

 

ALL-STAR GAMES:
Seven - 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986

 

AWARDS:
Calder Trophy (Rookie of the Year) - 1 (1976)
Art Ross (Regular Season Scoring Leader) - 1 (1979)
Hart Memorial Trophy (Regular Season MVP) - 1 (1979)
Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoff MVP) - 1 (1980)
King Clancy Memorial Trophy (Leadership & Charity) - 1 (1989)


STANLEY CUPS:
Six (as a player) - 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1991, 1992


CAREER STATISTICS:

  Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1972-73 Swift Current WCHL 67 16 29 45 10          
1973-74 Swift Current WCHL 68 41 71 112 76          
1974-75 Lethbridge WCHL 67 46 98 144 103          
1975-76 New York Islanders NHL 80 32 63 95 21 13 1 7 8 8
1976-77 New York Islanders NHL 76 30 42 72 34 12 2 8 10 2
1977-78 New York Islanders NHL 77 46 77 123 46 7 0 3 3 4
1978-79 New York Islanders NHL 76 47 87 134 50 10 2 4 6 13
1979-80 New York Islanders NHL 78 42 62 104 68 21 12 17 29 16
1980-81 New York Islanders NHL 73 31 72 103 74 18 11 18 29 34
1981-82 New York Islanders NHL 80 50 79 129 88 19 6 23 29 40
1982-83 New York Islanders NHL 80 34 55 89 68 17 8 12 20 18
1983-84 New York Islanders NHL 68 40 71 111 59 21 8 6 14 49
1984-85 New York Islanders NHL 68 28 31 59 47 10 4 2 6 8
1985-86 New York Islanders NHL 78 37 59 96 72 3 1 1 2 2
1986-87 New York Islanders NHL 80 23 64 87 50 14 8 5 13 12
1987-88 New York Islanders NHL 77 30 52 82 48 6 0 0 0 10
1988-89 New York Islanders NHL 73 17 28 45 44 -- -- -- -- --
1989-90 New York Islanders NHL 59 13 11 24 29 4 1 0 1 4
1990-91 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 52 9 19 28 24 23 3 4 7 49
1991-92 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 63 11 18 29 54 21 4 3 7 8
1993-94 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 41 4 11 15 36 2 0 0 0 0
  ISLANDERS Totals   1123 500 853 1353 789 175 64 106 170 220
  NHL Totals   1279 524 901 1425 912 221 71 113 184 277

 

 

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