What do you think of when you hear the word “legacy”?
For Bryan Trottier, you may think that his seven Stanley Cups, Hall-of-fame induction, inclusion in the top-100 NHL players of all time among many other awards from professional hockey might serve as an appropriate answer. And while all of his accomplishments on the ice are something he is proud of, it's not what he refers to as his legacy.
In August of 2019, my team and I were privileged to be able to sit down with Bryan in Kitimat, British Columbia - an area pretty far removed from our home in Philadelphia, approximately 3245 miles to be exact.
Bryan was there to launch a new initiative across Canada to bring ball hockey to first nation communities to both introduce newcomers to the game in addition using the game as a vehicle for growth, both personally and throughout communities in Canada.
It was through this experience that we got a peak at how Bryan views his legacy, and more important the shared legacy of those around him