Barry Trotz is the NHL’s fifth all-time winningest coach, but few know that he had a cup of coffee as a player in the late 70’s and early 80’s.
Tuesday during practice, a bucket-less Trotz showed off his not-at-all-diminished skills, defending one of the game’s greatest players, Alex Ovechkin, during a drill.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 27, 2018
Check out Trotz. He’s out there cross-checking Ovi in the right arm and lower back, trying to keep him out of the crease.
I think Ovi might need some ice and sofa time later.
Trotz spent three seasons playing junior hockey with the Regina Pats, a junior hockey team in the WHL. Trotz was a left-handed defenseman, scoring 14 goals in his career. He averaged over 100 PIMs a season.
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