Rocky Trottier (born April 11, 1964 in Climax, Saskatchewan and raised in Val Marie, Saskatchewan) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 38 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) over two seasons with the New Jersey Devils.
April 11, 1964|
Climax, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Played for||New Jersey Devils|
8th overall, 1982|
New Jersey Devils
Trottier, whose brother Bryan was part of the New York Islanders' dynasty of the early 1980s, was drafted by the then-unnamed New Jersey team with their first pick in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft; the former Colorado Rockies franchise had just relocated from Denver and had not yet announced a name. He was one of two New Jersey first-round picks in that draft; the other, Ken Daneyko, went on to play for the Devils for twenty seasons.
Trottier made his NHL debut in 1983–84 season, appearing in five games and compiling one goal and one assist. He began the 1984–85 season with the Maine Mariners, of the American Hockey League (AHL), before being recalled by New Jersey. On December 17, 1984, during the Devils' 5–2 win at Brendan Byrne Arena, a penalty shot was awarded after Wayne Gretzky threw his stick in an attempt to stop Trottier's shot. This was the first penalty shot attempt and goal in the Devils' franchise history, coming against Edmonton Oilers goaltender Andy Moog. After a less-than-spectacular season, Trottier was sent back to Maine where he played two seasons before being released. Upon his release, Trottier signed a contract to play in the 2nd Bundesliga with EV Füssen. After one season in Germany, Trottier returned to the AHL to play with the Hershey Bears. At the end of the 1989–90 season, Trottier retired from professional hockey.
Regular season and playoffs
|1982–83||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||20||5||9||14||11||5||0||2||2||2|
|1983–84||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||65||34||50||84||41||14||5||10||15||13|
|1983–84||New Jersey Devils||NHL||5||1||1||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1984–85||New Jersey Devils||NHL||33||5||3||8||2||—||—||—||—||—|
- Yannis, Alex (December 18, 1984). "DEVILS SLOW OILERS, GRETZKY". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
- "Devils first-ever draft pick, Rocky Trottier, was a 'can't miss' who missed". NJ.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
- "SMAIL'S 2 GOALS HELP JETS DEFEAT DEVILS". go.galegroup.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
- "SCOUTING; Crossing Atlantic To Get to N.H.L." go.galegroup.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
| New Jersey Devils first-round draft pick