Bryan Trottier is a Canadian-American former professional ice hockey player. Trottier claims that without his friend Tiger Williams, he would have dropped out of hockey due to homesickness. Trottier and Tiger became best friends due to the special bond they built early on in their careers/academy.
Trottier was drafted in the second round, 22nd overall, by the New York Islanders in the 1974 NHL Entry Draft. He won the 1975 rookie of the year, a year later. A centre, Trottier played 18 seasons in the NHL for the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins. He won four Stanley Cups with the Islanders, two with the Penguins and one as an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche. He holds the NHL record for points in a single period with six (four goals and two assists) in the second period against the Rangers on December 23, 1978. He is also one of only eight NHL players with multiple five-goal games.
On August 4, 2014, Trottier was announced as an assistant coach for the Buffalo Sabres. In 2017, Trottier was named one of the "100 Greatest NHL Players" in history.