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Brock Trotter
Born (1987-01-16) January 16, 1987 (age 37)
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
team
Former teams
Free Agent
Montreal Canadiens
Dinamo Riga
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
IF Björklöven
SaiPa
Oulun Kärpät
Dornbirn Bulldogs
HKM Zvolen
Dragons de Rouen
ASC Corona Brasov
Starbulls Rosenheim
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present

Brock Alexander Trotter (born January 16, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who was most recently under contract to Starbulls Rosenheim of the German Oberliga. He played two games in the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadiens during the 2009–10 season.

Playing career

Trotter played collegiate hockey at the University of Denver in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

On April 15, 2008, Trotter was recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League. He was expected to play his first NHL game on April 19, 2008, against the Boston Bruins but was a late scratch. In the 2009–10 season on February 5, 2010 he was again recalled from Hamilton Bulldogs to Montreal. He finally made his NHL debut on February 6, 2010 against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 5-3 victory. Playing with Bulldogs teammates Ryan White and David Desharnais, Trotter went scoreless in two games before returning to the Bulldogs to lead the team with 36 goals and place second to Desharnais with 77 points.

On July 28, 2010, Trotter left the Canadiens organization and North America as a free agent to sign a two-year contract with Latvian team Dinamo Riga of the KHL.

On July 4, 2011, Trotter signed a one-year, two-way contract to return with the Canadiens. Trotter's return to Montreal was short lived when on October 23, 2011, he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes along with a seventh-round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for forward Petteri Nokelainen and defenceman Garrett Stafford. He was then assigned to the Coyotes' AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates. Trotter joined his third team in the 2011–12 season, when he was reassigned by the Coyotes as a part of an AHL trade for goaltender Peter Mannino and Kenndal McArdle to the St. John's IceCaps on March 2, 2012.

After sitting out two consecutive seasons with injury, Trotter opted to make a return to professional hockey by signing a one-month trial contract with Croatian club KHL Medveščak Zagreb of the KHL on June 24, 2014.

During the 2015–16 off season Trotter attended training camp with the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League. On October 16, 2015, Trotter signed a one-year contract with Swedish club IF Björklöven of the second-tier league Hockeyallsvenskan. He spent the 2016–17 season playing in Finland's top-flight Liiga (SaiPa, Oulun Kärpät), before signing with ERC Ingolstadt of the German Deutsche Eishockey Liga in July 2017.

Before opening the 2017–18 season, Trotter was released from his contract with Ingolstadt, opting to return to North America and secure an opening night roster spot on a professional try-out with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL on October 6, 2017. He recorded 1 assist in 4 games before he was later released by the Wolves on October 25, 2017. He later joined the Stavanger Oilers of the GET-ligaen, however, he never made an appearance for the club before returning for a second stint with IF Björklöven on February 15, 2018.

In 2018–19, Trotter posted 55 points in 42 games for Dornbirner EC in the Austrian Hockey League. After spending the following season in the Slovak Extraliga with HKM Zvolen, Trotter left as a free agent and his KHL rights were reacquired by former club Dinamo Riga on May 5, 2020.

Trotter has since had spells in France with Dragons de Rouen, Romania with ASC Corona Brasov and Germany with Starbulls Rosenheim.

Then, in July 2022, Trotter signed a one-year deal with UK EIHL side Coventry Blaze. However in August 2022, it was announced Trotter would no longer be joining Coventry.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Dauphin Kings MJHL 63 32 33 65 108
2004–05 Lincoln Stars USHL 60 20 38 58 84 4 2 3 5 0
2005–06 University of Denver WCHA 5 3 2 5 2
2006–07 University of Denver WCHA 40 16 24 40 22
2007–08 University of Denver WCHA 24 13 18 31 18
2007–08 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 21 3 6 9 4
2008–09 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 76 18 31 49 32 6 0 1 1 13
2009–10 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 75 36 41 77 56 19 8 11 19 14
2009–10 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Dinamo Riga KHL 49 9 17 26 38 11 4 5 9 10
2011–12 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 5 2 5 7 4
2011–12 Portland Pirates AHL 35 12 19 31 16
2011–12 St. John's IceCaps AHL 2 0 0 0 4 15 5 6 11 12
2014–15 KHL Medveščak Zagreb KHL 16 1 5 6 41
2014–15 Dinamo Riga KHL 16 1 1 2 14
2015–16 IF Björklöven Allsv 35 6 20 26 16
2016–17 SaiPa Liiga 33 8 11 19 12
2016–17 Oulun Kärpät Liiga 9 4 8 12 4 2 1 1 2 0
2017–18 Chicago Wolves AHL 4 0 1 1 0
2018–19 Dornbirn Bulldogs EBEL 42 14 41 55 40
2019–20 HKM Zvolen Slovak 51 14 46 60 78
2020–21 Dragons de Rouen Ligue Magnus 20 5 10 15 30
2021–22 ASC Corona Brasov Erste Liga 11 9 14 23 14
2021–22 ASC Corona Brasov Romania 1 0 1 1 0
2021–22 Starbulls Rosenheim Oberliga 9 1 10 11 6
NHL totals 2 0 0 0 0
KHL totals 81 11 23 34 93 11 4 5 9 10

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Canada Western U17 6th 5 2 2 4 0
Junior totals 5 2 2 4 0

Awards and honours

Award Year
MJHL
All-Rookie Team 2004
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