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02-01-2011, 10:02 AM
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With their first round pick (15) in the 2011 ATD, the Guelph Platers have selected: Bryan Trottier, C

Career Highlights:
6 time Stanley Cup Champion 1980,1981,1982,1983 New York Islanders - 1991, 1992 Pittsburgh Penguins
1975-76 Calder Trophy Winner (with a record 95 points at the time)
1978-79 Art Ross Trophy Winner
1978-79 Hart Memorial Trophy Winner
1979-80 Conn Smythe Trophy Winner
1988-89 King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner
2 x 1st Team All Star at C (Post Season)
2 x 2nd Team All Star at C (Post Season)
Inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame 1997

Born: July 17, 1956
Position: C
Height: 5-11
Weight: 195 lbs

Regular Season:
6-time 100 point scorer, including 5 consecutive seasons.
Led the NHL in assists twice.
11-time 30+ goal scorer, 5 time 40+ goal scorer including a peak 50 goal season.
Led the NHL in +/- one time.

Over the Islanders 5 straight Stanley Cup final runs Trottier put up 121 points in 96 games while helping his team win a record 19 straight playoff series.

A little known fact is a testimonial to Trottier's consistency during the playoffs: He is the unofficial record holder for scoring at least one point in 27 consecutive playoff games. (80-82)

As a role player with the Penguins, Trottier captured 2 additional Stanley Cups and was credited by Mario Lemieux for teaching the Penguins what it took to win.

Trottier led the NHL playoffs in scoring two times and won the Conn Smythe trophy in 1980.

Quotations and Perspective:

Bobby Orr says, " Trottier is the most complete player in the league." (1983)

Bryan Trottier was a modern-day player with old-fashioned attributes. At a time when specialists were beginning to take over from the all-round player, Trottier was a throwback. He was a defensively sound centerman with the vision and instincts of a pure scorer.

Hulking defenseman Larry Robinson was another fan of Trottier's. "What you don't realize is that Trottier weighs over 200 pounds. You can't budge the guy or knock the puck off of his stick. And he hands out a lot of punishment at close quarters."


Best defensive forward 5th 1984
Best on faceoffs 1st 1984
Best passer 1st 1979
Best playmaker 1st 1979
Best stickhandler 2nd 1979
First player to build team around 2nd 1979
First player to build team around 3rd 1981
Hardest worker 5th 1984
Smartest player 2nd 1979
Smartest player 4th 1984 From Hockey Outsider


Will add more when I have some time to search for some tidbits I remember from before...

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