Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Guy Trottier
Known as "The Mouse" because of his diminutive size Guy Trottier was big wear it counted - on the score sheet. Trottier was a scoring star with the International Hockey League's Dayton Gems where he scored 46, 68 and 71 goals in consecutive seasons. The star winger then joined the American Hockey League's Buffalo Bisons in 1967 and soon found himself playing for the New York Rangers when his contract was purchased by the NHL club.

Trottier joined the Rangers for two games during the 1967-68 campaign and though he directed six shots on goal he was unable to bulge the twine. Back in the AHL, he led the league in goals, a feat he would repeat the next year.

In 1970 the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired the sniper and gave him his first real opportunity in the NHL. Trottier suited up for 61 games with the Leafs and responded with 19 goals. He his numbers slipped to just 9 goals the following year "The Mouse" ran out of chances.

With his NHL days behind him, Trottier joined the upstart World Hockey Association and spent the next two years there and parts of a third season before rejoining the club he enjoyed so much earlier success with, the Dayton Gems.

With the Gems Trottier fired home 12 goals in the last 20 games of the 1974-75 season but fizzled in the playoffs when he only managed 5 points in 13 post season matches.

Trottier's next season was last. He managed 36 goals in 56 games with the Buffalo Norsemen of the North American Hockey League then left the game for good.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1962-63 Ottawa Montagnards OCHL
1963-64 Knoxville Knights EHL 15 12 11 23 27
1963-64 Philadelphia Ramblers EHL 12 2 5 7 11
1963-64 Port Huron Flags IHL 42 19 15 34 52 7 1 0 1 2
1964-65 Dayton Gems IHL 68 46 42 88 56
1965-66 Dayton Gems IHL 66 68 64 132 16 11 10 9 19 21
1966-67 Dayton Gems IHL 68 71 64 135 23 4 0 5 5 0
1967-68 Buffalo Bisons AHL 41 16 19 35 6 4 2 4 6 2
1968-69 Buffalo Bisons AHL 72 45 37 82 21 6 4 3 7 0
1968-69 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1969-70 Buffalo Bisons AHL 71 55 33 88 8 9 6 2 8 9
1970-71 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 61 19 5 24 21 -12 5 0 0 0 0
1971-72 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 52 9 12 21 16 -12 4 1 0 1 16
1972-73 Ottawa Nationals WHA 72 26 32 58 25 5 1 2 3 0
1973-74 Toronto Toros WHA 71 27 35 62 58 12 5 5 10 4
1974-75 Toronto Toros WHA 6 2 2 4 2
1974-75 Michigan/Baltimore Blades WHA 17 5 4 9 2
1974-75 Dayton Gems IHL 20 12 5 17 6 13 4 1 5 5
1975-76 Buffalo Norsemen NAPro 56 36 22 58 59 1 0 0 0 20
NHL Totals 115 28 17 45 37 9 1 0 1 16


IHL Second All-Star Team (1965, 1966)
IHL First All-Star Team (1967)
AHL First All-Star Team (1969, 1970)
Signed as a free agent by Knoxville (EHL), September, 1963. Traded to Philadelphia (EHL) by Knoxville (EHL) for Chuck Stuart, November 12, 1963. Traded to Port Huron (IHL) by Philadelphia (EHL) for cash, December 28, 1963. Traded to Dayton (IHL) by Port Huron for cash, September, 1964. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo (AHL), September, 1967. Traded to NY Rangers by Buffalo (AHL) for cash, December, 1968. Claimed by Toronto from NY Rangers in Intra-League Draft, June 9, 1970. Selected by Dayton-Houston (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Ottawa (WHA) by Houston (WHA) for cash, June, 1972. Transferred to Toronto (WHA) after Ottawa (WHA) franchise relocated, May, 1973. Traded to Michigan (WHA) by Toronto (WHA) for Toronto's 4th round pick (Rick Bourbonnais) in 1975 WHA Amateur Draft, November, 1974.
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