While there hasn't been confirmation from the Buffalo Sabres, reports are surfacing that Hall of Fame center Bryan Trottier will become an assistant coach to head coach Ted Nolan.
Trottier is a four-time Stanley Cup winner with the New York Islanders and another two times with the Pittsburgh Penguins. His 1,425 points in 1,279 games is what led him to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997.
Trottier has limited coaching experience, only coaching as an assistant for the Colorado Avalanche in 2001 and was the head coach of the New York Rangers in 2002, but was fired before the season's end.
Part of the reports claim that Nolan has ties to Trottier through the New York Islanders, where Nolan coached from 2006-08.
While the report has not been confirmed, and there is no press conference currently planned, the report claims that both Trottier and Nolan became close during Nolan's tenure.
The source of the report claims that the team will confirm the signing sometime in the next week or so.
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