27-Year-Old Center – Phoenix Coyotes
Brock Trotter Contract Information:
Signed a one-year deal with Montreal in July of 2011.
Trotter has been traded to Phoenix as part of a three-player swap, RDS.ca reports.
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Trotter spent last season in the AHL, skating in 35 games and recording 31 points for Portland. And while his minus-11 was a far cry from his career-best plus-33 with Hamilton of the AHL in 2009, Trotter is a player who could impress during training camp, eventually leading to a call-up down the line. He'll start the season in the AHL.
Trotter returns to the Canadiens organization after spending a year with Riga Dynamo in the KHL (Russia). Not much has changed with Trotter since we last saw him: he plays hard from the blue line in, but rarely shows up on defense. He averaged a point per game with AHL Hamilton in 2009-10 and is likely to open this season there. His lack of attention to defending, and his small stature work against him.
Trotter had an injury-plagued career at the University of Denver but there's no doubting his skill set. Trotter will begin his pro career on the Habs' AHL farm team in Hamilton for 2008-09.