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Sabres to hire Bryan Trottier as assistant coach
By Ryan Womeldorf

Sabres to hire Bryan Trottier as assistant coach
After completely removing the coaching staff during the offseason, Ted Nolan will have a new face next to him on the bench in Bryan Trottier.

Buffalo - July 29, 2014 - Ted Nolan may have finally find someone to keep him company behind the Buffalo Sabres’ bench. Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News is reporting that the Sabres will announce former New York Rangers head coach and NHL Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier as an assistant coach for next season.

Sources: Sabres have reached an agreement with Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier to serve as assistant coach under Ted Nolan.
— Bucky Gleason (@TBNbucky) July 29, 2014

Sabres say no announcement is planned, but my sources say Trottier is a done deal. Announcement could come in next week.
— Bucky Gleason (@TBNbucky) July 29, 2014

Though it appears to be a done deal, the Sabres are making no indication that an announcement is coming in the short-term.

Trottier has an impressive resume both as a coach and as a player. He previously served as head coach for the Rangers in 2002, lasting just 54 games, and served as an assistant for the Colorado Avalanche, collecting a Stanley Cup in his time there. Those accolades are on top of an impressive playing career that saw him win a half dozen more Stanley Cup championships, an MVP, a Conn Smythe Trophy and 1,425 career points. Unsurprisingly, that kind of playing career landed him in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997.

The Sabres fired or reassigned all of their assistant and positional coaches after the season ended and Trottier is the first of an all-new crew for the blue and gold. It’s been rumored that Nolan plans to bring in fellow Latvian Olympic coach Arturs Irbe to take over duties as the goaltending coach, but at this point those remain rumors.

Expect more in the next week or so on the Trottier signing as well as more activity in regards to the development of the Sabres’ coaching staff.

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