The entire article, in which "Trots" talks to his 10 year old self, is a great read in what it took for him to get to the NHL as a kind growing up on a farm. You're highly encouraged to read the whole thing. In the article he discusses how he ended up with the Penguins and his first time meeting Mario Lemieux:
He mentions the impact of coach "Badger" Bob Johnson:
He talks about Penguin great Kevin Stevens:
And most importantly, talks about the Mario Lemieux experience:
EDITORS NOTE: Sure seems like something missing from the current Penguins locker room.
Finally, and most importantly, he talks about his now infamous YouTube clip. If you don't know it, click the link and experience it first (it's... not safe for work...):
This is only about half of the article. The entire read is exceptional and worth your time. Click here to read more from Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier.