26-Year-Old Defenseman – Los Angeles Kings
Zach Trotman Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, $650,000 contract with the Kings in July 2016.
Trotman was waived by the Kings on Tuesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
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Trotman, the final pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, is coming off a 2014-15 season in which he recorded five points in 27 games with the big club, while also notching 13 points in 40 contests for AHL Providence. The 6-foot-3, 219Ėpounder, who turns 25 on Aug. 26, will be operating on a one-way contract with the Bís, and heís now set to compete with the likes of Joe Morrow, Colin Miller and Matt Irwin for a spot on the big club's third pairing. While not really a candidate to make a fantasy splash this season, Trotman combines size and physicality with respectable prowess in the transition game. He thus has a good chance to start the coming season with the Bruins out of the gate, but even if that doesnít happen, Trotman would presumably be destined to see his share of NHL action when injuries hit the teamís back line.
Trotman, who is working on a two-way deal with the Bís this season, played his first two NHL games with the big club last season, but spent the majority of the season with Providence in the AHL, notching eight goals, 16 assists and recording a plus-13 rating in 53 regular season games. The Bruins have a deep blue line as the coming season approaches, so it would take a few breaks for the 6-3, 219Ėpound Trotman to make the team out of the gate, but heíll no doubt be on the teamís short-list of call-ups when injures hit.
The 6-foot-3, 219 pound Lake Superior State product is a depth blueliner in the Bruinsí system. Trotman recorded 16 points in his first full season as a pro with AHL Providence and his size gives him a chance to emerge down the road should his overall skills continue to develop.
The 21-year-old Lake Superior State product is one of a slew of young depth blueliners in the Bruinsí pipeline, but is a ways away from knocking at the big clubís door.