Fondly nicknamed “Trots” Bryan’s accomplishments over the years have made him legendary both on and off the ice. As a major junior player, he was named Most Valuable Player for both the Western Canadian Hockey League and the World Hockey Championships during the 1974-1975 season. At 18, the NHL’s New York Islanders drafted Bryan. Over an 18-year career, led his teams to the Stanley Cup six times, 1980-1983, 1991, 1992 adding a Stanley Cup win as an Assistant Coach in 2001.
Bryan was the winner of the Calder Trophy as the League’s top rookie in 1976, the Art Ross Trophy as top scorer in 1979, the Hart Trophy as the Most Valuable Player in 1979, and the Conn Smythe Trophy as team playoff Most Valuable Player in 1980. Bryan is one of six players in NHL history to have won these four major awards. The other five players include Bobby Orr, Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky, Evgeni Malkin, and Patrick Kane. Bryan holds many NHL records and finished his career ranked sixth overall in points in the League’s history.
Bryan has reached out to Indigenous youth and started an Indigenous Hockey Team visiting remote communities in Canada. Bryan Trottier also believes in the value of education and mentoring young people to make positive choices in their lives.