Sports Former Bruins, Penguins defenseman Zach Trotman announces his retirement

18:56  19 june  2021
18:56  19 june  2021 Source:   prohockeyrumors.com

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  Islanders win 5-4 to take 3-2 lead in series over Bruins BOSTON (AP) — With five minutes left and his New York Islanders bleeding away their three-goal lead, coach Barry Trotz called a timeout and told his players to breathe. “He just calmed everyone down," said forward Josh Bailey, who had a goal and an assist in the 5-4 victory that gave New York a 3-2 lead in the second-round series. "He told us to apply pressure, not sit back. Just getting everyone focused. You need that at certain times, and I thought that was a good time.

Penguins defenseman Zach Trotman has decided to call it a career, per an announcement on his Instagram page. He was set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

a hockey player on the field: Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zach Trotman. © Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zach Trotman.

The 30-year-old spent the past four seasons with Pittsburgh in a depth role, seeing NHL action in his first three seasons with the team. However, injuries (including a torn meniscus in training camp) limited him to just eight appearances with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2020-21 and Trotman cited injuries as the reason for hanging up his skates.

Trotman had a good career for someone that was drafted at the back of the seventh round in 2010 (210th overall) by Boston, playing under an NHL contract for nine seasons while making a little over $3.5M in the process, per CapFriendly. He ends his playing days with 91 career games played at the top level where he had 13 points while averaging just under 17 minutes a game in playing time.

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