All Roads Home by Bryan Trottier, with Stephen Brunt

The 7-time Stanley Cup winner reflects on his career as one of the greatest NHL players of all time.

The 7-time Stanley Cup winner reflects on his career as one of the greatest NHL players of all time

Over the course of his incredible career, Bryan Trottier set a new standard of hockey excellence. A seven-time Stanley Cup champion (four with the New York Islanders, two with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and one as an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche), Trottier won countless awards and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. In 2017, he was named one of the NHL's Top 100 Players of All Time.

Trottier grew up in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, the son of a Cree/Chippewa/Metis father and an Irish-Canadian mother. All Roads Home offers a poignant, funny, wise, and inspiring look at his coming of age, both on and off the ice. It is a unique memoir in which Trottier shares stories about family, friends, teammates, and coaches, the lessons that he has learned from them, and the profound impact they have had in shaping the person he has become.

Some of the incredible characters featured in the book include Trottier's father Buzz; legendary Islanders coach Al Arbour; teammates Clark Gillies and Mike Bossy; and the Penguins' Mario Lemieux, to name but a few. He'll also talk about the high school English teacher and guidance counsellor who helped him develop self-confidence and encouraged him as a writer: Governor General's Award–winning poet, Lorna Crozier.

All Roads Home will also include a Foreword from bestselling author Jesse Thistle and two very special Afterwords: one from Trottier's daughter, Lindsy Ruthven, and the other from his life-long friend, beloved hockey great Dave "Tiger" Williams. (From McClelland & Stewart)

Bryan Trottier is a former professional hockey player and assistant coach. 

Stephen Brunt is a Canadian writer and broadcaster with Rogers Sportsnet and the author of multiple books including Facing AliSearching for Bobby Orr and Gretzky's Tears.

Interviews with Bryan Trottier

Bryan Trottier on leadership, being a role model

9 years ago
Duration 4:40
Stanley Cup winner Bryan Trottier is in Lloydminster, Alberta for this year's Hockey Day in Canada. A leader on the ice, Trottier is now a leader in retirement to young Aboriginal kids.

Bryan Trottier on playing on one of the NHL's greatest lines, the Trio Grande

3 months ago
Duration 2:11
Bryan Trottier and New York Islanders teammates Mike Bossy and Clark Gillies were known as the Trio Grande, one of the greatest lines in NHL history. He explains what it was like playing with Bossy and Gillies — and how the line got its name.
NHL Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier discusses his leap from small-town Saskatchewan to the big leagues — and how the lessons of his Indigenous community played into his journey.
He grew up in Val Marie Saskatchewan - the son of a Cree/Cheppewa/Metis father and an Irish-Canadian mother. Bryan Trottier played junior hockey in the province ...and would go onto the National Hockey League. He played 18 seasons in the NHL where he won seven Stanley cups. He was named one of the 100 greatest NHL players in history. Trottier has written a memoir about his life and career. The book is called "All Roads Home - A Life On And Off The Ice. Bryan Trottier he joined Garth to tell us all about it.
The most decorated Indigenous hockey player of all time, six-time Stanley Cup winner Bryan Trottier joins us to talk about his new memoir, what guided him through his career and the current state of hockey, as the Hockey Canada scandal rocks the sport.
Wanting to lift the Stanley Cup like his idol Jean Béliveau, Bryan Trottier did it seven times. And now he has written a book about his journey from small town Saskatchewan to center ice with the NHL. Guest host Faith Fundal learned all about it on Information Radio.
Hockey legend, Bryan Trottier is telling his story in a new book. All Roads Home: A Life On and Off the Ice reflects on his journey from small-town Saskatchewan to seven-time NHL champion. Trottier joins us ahead of his appearance at WordFest in Calgary on Nov. 9.
Hockey Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier joins us to talk about his new memoir.

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