Bruins Recall Trotman From AHL Providence


The Boston Bruins have recalled defenseman Zach Trotman from the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League, on an emergency basis. With the injury to Dougie Hamilton, this move had to be made with the uncertainty of Hamilton’s return, due to a hit he received in the the second period of last nights 2-1 shootout loss to the Florida Panthers. Hamilton’s injury appears to be his shoulder, but as of now the team has listed his status as “undisclosed”, but could miss significant time.

The 24 year-old, 6’-3” 219 pound Trotman has played 17 of his 19 career National Hockey League games this season for the Bruins posting four assists, but has not seen NHL ice since December 17th 2014. In 38 games this season, the Carmel, Indiana native has 2-10-12 totals with the Baby B’s. and has appeared in 148 career AHL games and has totaled 13 goals and 42 assists all with the Providence Bruins.

The Boston Bruins selected him in the seventh round (210th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, and was the last player selected that year. Developing his game in all areas, he has really focused on his strength, and passing skills. Has been know as a “stay-at-home” defenseman, he has also worked hard to be more involved with incorporating offense into his game. With the uncertainty for current Bruins, and their “free-agency” status, Trotman could be the most NHL ready blue liner to join the NHL Bruins next season on a full-time basis

Trotman will be in Tampa Bay for tonights game, but will most likely be listed as a “healthy scratch”.