Zachary Ross Trotman (born August 26, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Trotman was selected by the Boston Bruins in the 7th round (210th overall), the final pick of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He was born in Carmel, Indiana but raised in Novi, Michigan.
Trotman in September 2015.
August 28, 1990|
Carmel, Indiana, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||217 lb (98 kg; 15 st 7 lb)|
210th overall, 2010|
While playing for the Wichita Falls Wildcats of the North American Hockey League, Trotman committed to play Division I hockey for the Lake Superior State Lakers men's ice hockey team.
After graduating from Novi High School, Trotman played three seasons (2009–2012) of NCAA Division I college hockey with the Lake Superior State Lakers men's ice hockey team. Trotman was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft after his freshman year at Lake Superior. Forgoing his final year of NCAA eligibility, on March 24, 2012, Trotman signed a three-year entry level contract with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League.
On December 28, 2013, with a season-ending injury to defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, Trotman was called up to the Boston Bruins from the Providence Bruins and made his NHL debut against the Ottawa Senators. Trotman scored his first NHL career goal on April 2, 2015, as the winning goal in a 3-2 regulation time Boston road win over the Detroit Red Wings.
On July 1, 2016, Trotman signed as a free agent to a one-year, one-way contract with the Los Angeles Kings. He was assigned to the Kings AHL affiliate, the Ontario Reign, and was limited to just 9 games before missing the remainder of the 2016–17 season, due to an upper body injury.
|2008–09||Wichita Falls Wildcats||NAHL||47||2||4||6||79||5||0||1||1||8|
|2009–10||Lake Superior State||WCHA||36||2||6||8||18||–||–||–||–||—|
|2010–11||Lake Superior State||WCHA||38||6||14||20||12||–||–||–||–||—|
|2011–12||Lake Superior State||WCHA||40||11||10||21||12||–||–||–||–||—|
- "Wenatchee answers call after layoff". na3hl.com. November 10, 2008. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
WICHITA FALLS WILDCATS: Defenseman Zach Trotman, from Novi, Mich., has committed to Lake Superior State University (CCHA) for the 2009-10 season.
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- Harris, Paul (April 3, 2015). "Bruins score three goals in third, rally past Red Wings". nhl.com. National Hockey League. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
- "Kings sign D-man Zach Trotman". Los Angeles Kings. July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
- "Penguins add four new faces to the organization as free agents". Pittsburgh Penguins. July 1, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
- Bombulie, Jonathan (November 7, 2017). "Penguins' Zach Trotman berates Twitter user who took jab at his wife". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database