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Encyclopedia > Bryan Trottier

Bryan John Trottier (born July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a professional Ice Hockey Centre in the NHL, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. July 17 is the 198th day (199th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 167 days remaining. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Val Marie is a village located in the southwestern region of Saskatchewan, Canada. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The modernized NHL shield logo debuted in 2005, replacing the orange and black shield, which had been used since the leagues inception. ... The Hockey Hall of Fame in a former bank building The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, celebrates the history of ice hockey, with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with...


Nicknamed "Trots," he was drafted by the New York Islanders in 1974 where he played his first fifteen seasons. He won the Calder Trophy as the league's Rookie of the year in 1976. Trottier was one of the core players of the Islanders early 1980s dynasty wininng four Stanley Cups with them in 1980, 1981, 1982, and 1983, earning the Conn Smythe trophy as playoff MVP in 1980. His best season was 1978-79 when he had 134 points, top in the NHL that season, garnering the Hart Trophy as league MVP. In the same season, he led the NHL in assists with 87, something he did the year before as well with 77 assists. The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, New York. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... In sports, the term dynasty is often used to refer to a team that dominates their sport for a period of time. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1978-79 NHL season was the 62nd season of the National Hockey League. ...


Despite Wayne Gretzky's dominance, Trottier was still universally regarded as the game's best all-around player in the early 1980's combining potent offense, rock-solid defense, and expert play on special teams. Unlike other prominent centers of his generation, however, such as Mark Messier and Steve Yzerman, longevity was not his hallmark. Following his 13th season, Trottier's skills seemed to deteriorate precipitously, decreasing from 82 points in 1988 to 45 points just one year later, and 24 points in 1990. Wayne Gretzky playing for the Edmonton Oilers in 1984 Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a former professional ice hockey player and is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... In 1996-97, Messier (right) would reunite with Wayne Gretzky (left) for one final unsuccessful run for the Cup. ... Steve Yzerman with the Stanley Cup Stephen Gregory Yzerman (born May 9, 1965, in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada) is a professional ice hockey forward. ...


Undaunted by heavy criticism from fellow Canadians, Trottier chose to play for Team USA in the 1984 Canada Cup tournament, after playing for Team Canada in 1981, because he wanted to pay back the country in which he lived and because his wife was American. He was able to obtain the necessary U.S. citizenship in July 1984 because he had Métis ancestry on his father's side (Cree/Chippewa). His North American Indian Card (which he qualified for because his grandmother was a Chippewa) entitled him to citizenship in both the U.S. and Canada, as well as a U.S. passport, which was all he needed for tournament eligibility. Canada won this tournament, beating Sweden in the final. ... The Métis (pronounced MAY tee, IPA: , in French or , in Métis ) are one of three recognized Aboriginal peoples in Canada. ... The Cree are an indigenous people of North America whose people range from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean in both Canada and the United States. ... For other uses of Chippewa, see Chippewa (disambiguation). ...


After fifteen years with New York, when he was released by the Islanders, he ranked second in club history in goals, and first in assists and points. He was picked up as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins, winning the Stanley Cup for the fifth and sixth times, in 1991 and `92. He then briefly retired, returning to the Isles in a front office capacity, but finacial troubles, stemming from bad investments, forced Trots to return to the ice for the 1993-94 season. He retired again following a disappointing final season where he scored only 4 goals in 41 games. At the time of his retirement, His point total ranked 6th in NHL history. Trottier was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 1997. Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Stanley Cup, originally called the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, is awarded each year by the National Hockey League to the champion of its playoff tournament. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Hockey Hall of Fame in a former bank building The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, celebrates the history of ice hockey, with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with...


Trottier again became a topic of controversy after many of his Islander teammates, including linemates Mike Bossy and Clark Gillies were honored by the Islander organization by having their numbers retired. Trottier, still reeling from his financial difficulties, wanted significant financial compensation for his appearance to retire his number 19, delaying the ceremonies for years. His number was finally raised to the rafters on October 20, 2001. Mike Bossy (born in Montreal, Quebec, on January 22, 1957) was an ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders during their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s. ... Clark Gillies (b. ...


After serving as an assistant coach in Pittsburgh until 1997, he took a similar position with the Colorado Avalanche, where he garnered his 7th career Stanley Cup ring in 2001. He was named as head coach of the New York Rangers in 2002, much to the ire of Islander fans. However, his stint there was short and dismal. In addition to receiving criticism from Isles fans who labeled him a traitor, he drew the rage of Ranger fans as well, who felt he misused his offensively gifted players such as Eric Lindros and Pavel Bure by having them play a neutral-zone trap ( a defensive tactic used to slow down the opponent, but also limiting the user's offensive chances). To the relief of Islander and Ranger fans alike, Trottier was fired after just half a season with New York. City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado. ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Eric Lindros Eric Bryan Lindros (born February 28, 1973 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Pavel Vladimirovich Bure (The Russian Rocket) (born on March 31, 1971 in Moscow, Soviet Union (now Moscow, Russia)) is a former professional ice hockey player. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq. ...


On March 4, 2006, the New York Islanders celebrated the 25th anniversary of their first Stanley Cup championship (actually 26th, but the 2004-2005 season was cancelled due to the NHL lockout). Trottier, apparently forgiven for his stint with the rival Rangers, was given one of the largest ovations of the evening, and was perhaps the most boistrous. He gave a familiar salute to the fans who lined up to watch a pregame "Walk of Champions" entering the building, raising both hands high above his head, reminisant of his days playing on the Island where he would do the same to the fans cheering him on. It had been speculated that with Islander management looking for both a new GM and coaching staff, that "Trots" may soon find himself back home with his original organization. On June 1st, 2006, Trottier finally returned to the Islanders', as Executive Director of Player Personnel. The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, New York. ... Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Stanley Cup, originally called the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, is awarded each year by the National Hockey League to the champion of its playoff tournament. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Achievements

1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... Calder Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Calder Memorial Trophy, is a National Hockey League trophy, presented annually to the best rookie of the year as voted upon by the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the regular season. ... The National Hockey League All-Star Game (French: Match des Étoiles de la Ligue Nationale de Hockey) is an exhibition ice hockey game that marks the midway point of the National Hockey Leagues regular season, with many of the star players playing against each other. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... The Art Ross Memorial Trophy is given to the National Hockey League player with the highest combined total of goals and assists during the regular season. ... The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the most valuable ice hockey player in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Conn Smythe Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Conn Smythe Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... King Clancy Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The King Clancy Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution in his community. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

See also

Preceded by:
Bob Gainey
Winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy
1980
Succeeded by:
Butch Goring
Preceded by:
Guy Lafleur
Winner of the Hart Trophy
1979
Succeeded by:
Wayne Gretzky
Preceded by:
Guy Lafleur
Winner of the Art Ross Trophy
1979
Succeeded by:
Marcel Dionne
Preceded by:
Eric Vail
Winner of the Calder Trophy
1976
Succeeded by:
Willi Plett

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Oldtimers' Hockey Challenge - Players - Bryan Trottier (987 words)
Trottier was chosen 22nd overall in the second round, and he was the ninth underaged player taken that year.
Trottier finished the year with league records for a rookie in assists and points, breaking Marcel Dionne's totals, and was an easy choice for the Calder Trophy as the top newcomer.
Trottier was second to Guy Lafleur in the scoring race in 1978 and led the NHL with 77 assists.
Bryan Trottier Biography, pictures and stats - Hockey Fans (332 words)
Bryan "Trots" Trottier was born on Juky 17, 1956 in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada.
His offensive numbers were consistent through the next decade, but Trottier combined his scoring abilites with an attitude steeped in hard work and playing two-way hockey.
Trottier spent 15 years with the Islanders and left in 1990 as their all-time leading scorer.
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