Zach Trotman Extends His Bruins Future with Two-Year Deal


Sep 19, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Detroit Red Wings forward Daniel Cleary (left) skates past the check of Boston Bruins defenseman Zach Trotman (62) during the first period at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Zach Trotman Stays Put

Bruins defenseman Zach Trotman has signed a two-year, two-way deal worth $1.25 million, according to NBC Sports Pro Hockey Talk.

Per Cap Geek, the 6-foot-3 defenseman was given an AHL salary of $67, 500 and an NHL salary of $690,000, resulting in a $665,000 cap hit last year.

This new deal, though, will give Trotman a greater salary in Providence–$80,000 in 2014-15–while his NHL salary decreased to $600,000. And the cap hit for each year of this agreement is $625,000, thousands of dollars less than his previous deal.

The 23-year-old Michigan native was selected by the Bruins as the 210th pick in the 7th round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He played his college hockey at Lake Superior State, a Division I team in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), from 2009-2012.

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In March 2012, the blueliner inked a three-year entry level contract with the B’s, heading to Rhode Island to state his value on the minor league Bruins.

Then, when Dennis Seidenberg sustained a terrible leg injury last December, Trotman received the call-up, and he appeared twice for Boston during the 2013-14 regular season.

Don’t expect to see him generate a great deal of playing time soon, unless injuries significantly affect the Bruins. Head coach Claude Julien already has a slew of defenseman with NHL experience at his disposal.