Zach Trotman

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.

Zach Trotman
Trotman in September 2015.
Born (1990-08-28) August 28, 1990
Carmel, Indiana, U.S.
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 217 lb (98 kg; 15 st 7 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 210th overall, 2010
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2012present

Playing career

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.[1]

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.[2] Trotman was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft after his freshman year at Lake Superior.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5][6] 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.[7]

On July 1, 2016, Trotman signed as a free agent to a one-year, one-way contract with the Los Angeles Kings.[8] 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.

On July 1, 2017, Trotman left the Kings as a free agent and signed a one-year, two-way deal worth $650,000 with the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins.[9]

Personal life

Trotman married his fiance Jeanna in July 2017. Jeanna was also an athlete at Lake Superior State, competing in volleyball.[10]

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Wichita Falls Wildcats NAHL 472467950118
2009–10 Lake Superior State WCHA 3626818
2010–11 Lake Superior State WCHA 386142012
2011–12 Lake Superior State WCHA 4011102112
2011–12 Providence Bruins AHL 91232
2012–13 Providence Bruins AHL 48214161940000
2013–14 Providence Bruins AHL 538162421804414
2013–14 Boston Bruins NHL 20000
2014–15 Providence Bruins AHL 40211132751012
2014–15 Boston Bruins NHL 271450
2015–16 Boston Bruins NHL 3825722
2016–17 Ontario Reign AHL 902226
2017–18 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 49710172530110
2017–18 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 30000
2018–19 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 2414539
2018–19 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 130114
NHL totals 833101326


  1. "Wenatchee answers call after layoff". 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.
  2. "Zach Trotman". Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  3. "Bruins Make Seven Selections". June 26, 2010. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  4. "Bruins ink Lake Superior star defenseman Trotman". New England Hockey Journal. March 24, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2012.
  5. "Boston Bruins' Dennis Seidenberg tear ACL, done for year". ESPN. December 28, 2013. Retrieved December 29, 2013.
  6. "From Final Draft Pick to NHL Debut, Zach Trotman Shows It's About Putting in the Work". June 29, 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  7. Harris, Paul (April 3, 2015). "Bruins score three goals in third, rally past Red Wings". National Hockey League. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
  8. "Kings sign D-man Zach Trotman". Los Angeles Kings. July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  9. "Penguins add four new faces to the organization as free agents". Pittsburgh Penguins. July 1, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  10. Bombulie, Jonathan (November 7, 2017). "Penguins' Zach Trotman berates Twitter user who took jab at his wife". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved February 8, 2019.

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