Vernon Lodge Ballrooms
Friday March 7, 2014, CME session:
6:00 pm – Symposium
Doctors of BC
Brief Update – Dr. W. Cunningham,, President
Dr. Ghee Hwang “General Surgery in Africa”
Medical Symposium 2014 with agenda.
We are pleased this year to have, as our special Guest Speaker at the Tournament Banquet, Bryan Trottier, who was a modern-day player with old-fashioned attributes.
Bryan Trottier was a modern-day player with old-fashioned attributes. At a time when specialists were beginning to take over from the all-round player, Trottier was a throwback. He was a defensively sound centerman with the vision and instincts of a pure scorer. Over an 18-year National Hockey League career, he led his teams to the Stanley Cup six times, including four consecutive titles with the New York Islanders in the early 1980s and two with the Pittsburg Penguins in the early 1990s. And his achievements went beyond team success. He was the winner of the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie, the Art Ross Trophy as top scorer and the Hart Trophy as the most valuable player. Trottier, at his retirement, was the league’s sixth-highest all-time scorer. Trottier retired following the Penguins’ second Cup victory and spent one year in the Islanders’ front office. But he was soon bored with his desk job and returned to the league as a player in 1993-94 at the age of 37. He played 41 games with the Penguins while acting as an assistant coach, a job he continued after finally hanging up his skates at the end of that season. Trottier remained with the Pens until 1997, at which time he took the coaching reigns of the Portland Pirates of the AHL. He returned to the NHL within a year, this time as an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche. Bryan helped the Avs claim their second Stanley Cup championship in 2001, adding yet another ring to his already impressive haul. Bryan Trottier was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997.