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Zach Trotman | Defenseman

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/26/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 219
College: Lake Superior State

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Zach Trotman is poised to land a spot wit Boston out of training camp.
The trade of Dougie Hamilton during the summer has opened a spot on the back end and Trotman played well for the Bruins last year alongside Zdeno Chara when Hamilton was injured. Trotman earned the trust of coach Claude Julien and his one-way contract places him a good position to stick with the big club as well. Sep 18 - 9:29 AM

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The Boston Bruins will rely on young defenseman Zach Trotman to eat up some minutes for them in 2015-16.

Trotman didn't look out of place during his time with the Bruins last season. He finished the year on a pairing with Zdeno Chara and he should see a good amount of action going forward. "In Trotman’s situation, he’s made some pretty good plays and he’s been pretty reliable," said head coach Claude Julien. At some point you have to balance out your back end depending on who you’re playing. Some teams have two or three good lines and if you put all your best D’s on one pair, you become vulnerable. We’ve had to rely on [young guys], and at the same time, I think they’ve been earning our trust with the way they’ve been playing."
Aug 30 - 8:50 AM

With the trading of Dougie Hamilton, look for Zach Trotman or Joe Morrow to get a chance to crack the Bruins' roster out of training camp.

Trotman registered five points in 27 games with Boston last season, while Morrow scored a goal in 15 contests. Neither projects as a top offensive rearguard, although Morrow was a standout with the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL between 2008-12. The Bruins are high on both Trotman and Morrow, but they will offer little to those in fantasy pools, at least in 2015-16.
Jul 4 - 9:17 AM

Zach Trotman has been assigned to the minors.

He was up with the Bruins on an emergency basis because of Dougie Hamilton's injury late in the season. Trotman suited up in 27 matches with Boston this season and he contributed five points along with 44 hits and 33 blocks.
Apr 14 - 8:52 AM

Zach Trotman, who was recalled on an emergency basis due to a Dougie Hamilton injury last week, has been playing very well and may stick in Boston for a while.

He has been a settling presence on the Boston blueline and has been instrumental in the Bruins' latest win streak. Trotman has also chipped in offensively, scoring a big winning goal against Detroit this week. We are not recommending you pick up Trotman at this time but we are advising those in rebuilding mode to watch him.
Apr 4 - 8:33 AM

The Boston Bruins have recalled Zach Trotman on an emergency basis.

Dougie Hamilton suffered an undisclosed injury in Saturday's loss to Florida so the Bruins needed another body. Trotman will be available to suit up in Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Mar 22 - 11:39 AM

Zach Trotman has been called up by the Boston Bruins.

Trotman has two goals and 12 points in 35 games with AHL Providence this season. He's not expected to have much, if any, fantasy value in standard leagues during his stint with Boston.
Mar 13 - 5:06 PM

Zach Trotman has been assigned to the minors.

He hasn't been in the lineup since Dec. 17 and was serving as an extra defenseman for the Bruins. The move could mean that Adam McQuaid is close to returning from a broken thumb or Boston is going to bring someone else up from the minors to give Trotman some playing time in Providence.
Jan 2 - 8:33 AM

Zach Trotman and Seth Griffith will be out against the Predators on Tuesday night.

It's clear to see that both players have a future in the NHL, perhaps Griffith as a reliable mid-tier scorer, but they're not quite there just yet.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 06:10:00 PM

Zach Trotman will be on the blue line for the Bruins Wednesday versus the Minnesota Wild.

Trotman will pair up with Torey Krug to form the Bruins third defensive pairing. This will be Trotman's fourth consecutive game with the Bruins. He has three assists and a minus one rating in 16 games played for the Bruins on the year.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 05:41:00 PM

The Boston Bruins recalled Zach Trotman from Providence in the AHL.

The 24-year-old has two assists in nine games this season. He was called up because Kevan Miller was absent from practice.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 01:22:00 PM

With injuries to their forward group, the Boston Bruins decided to shed a defenseman, sending Zach Trotman to the AHL.

He's not an impact guy, so just passing this along.
Source: The AHL
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 02:10:00 PM

Zach Trotman and Alexander Khokhlachev will be scratched Friday night against Columbus.

Trotman was called up in case Kevan Miller couldn't go (dislocated shoulder) and Khokhlachev was called up on an emergency basis. They won't get to play but they will get a nice upgrade to their per diem, could be worse.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 06:09:00 PM

Zach Trotman has been summoned from the minors.

He's expected to be an extra defenseman on Friday, as Kevan Miller is projected to return to the lineup from a dislocated shoulder.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 08:01:00 AM

Zach Trotman will report to AHL Providence.

Trotman has two assists in nine games with Boston in 2014-15. He also has an assist in five AHL contests.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 06:50:00 PM

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C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Ryan Spooner
4Chris Kelly
LW1Brad Marchand
2Matt Beleskey
3Maxime Talbot
4Zac Rinaldo
RW1Loui Eriksson
2David Pastrnak
3Brett Connolly
4Jimmy Hayes
5Joonas Kemppainen
6Seth Griffith
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Dennis Seidenberg
4Adam McQuaid
5Zach Trotman
6Matt Irwin
7Kevan Miller
8Joe Morrow
G1Tuukka Rask
2Jonas Gustavsson
3Jeremy Smith