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Bryan Trottier

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Hockey Player

The Resume

    (July 17, 1956- )
    Played for New York Islanders (1975-90) and Pittsburgh Penguins (1990-94)
    Served as the assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins (1995-99) and Colorado Avalanche (2000-2002)
    Former New York Rangers Head Coach (2002-03)
    Eight Time All-Star
    Winner of the Calder Trophy (1976), Art Ross Trophy (1978), Hart Trophy (1979) and Conn Smythe Trophy (1980)
    Winner of Seven Stanley Cups as a player and coach
    Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (1997)

Why he might be annoying:

    He continued playing well after his skills had diminished.
    He once said: 'They would have to cut the blades off my skates to get me to retire.'
    Despite being born in Canada, he chose to play for Team USA during the 1984 Canada Cup.
    He had bitter feelings toward the Islanders' organization for buying out his contract.
    For years he refused to allow the Islanders to retire his jersey number(#19) unless he was paid for it.
    He contemplated suicide after filing for bankruptcy.
    He angered many Islander fans by becoming head coach of the hated New York Rangers.
    His stint as coach of the Rangers was a flop and he was fired halfway through the season.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was involved in the longest streak of playoff series victories (19, 1980-85).
    His coaching ability was highly regarded for his easiness in relating to players of all skill levels.
    In 2001, he allowed the Islanders to finally retire his jersey (and he didn't get paid for it).

Credit: Seaman Duck

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 11 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 15 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 27 Votes: 59.26% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 42 Votes: 73.81% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 69 Votes: 59.42% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 115 Votes: 73.04% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 173 Votes: 70.52% Annoying