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Report: Bruins re-sign Trotman to two-year, $1.25M deal

Jul 18, 2014, 12:14 PM EDT

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The Boston Bruins have reportedly agreed to terms with one of their promising young defensemen.

Zach Trotman, who made his NHL debut last season following the injury to Dennis Seidenberg, has agreed to a two-year deal worth $1.25 million overall — good for a $625,000 cap hit at the big league level — per CapGeek.

Trotman, 23, was a seventh-round pick at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft but has steadily worked his way through the B’s organization. A big, rangy blueliner — he stands 6-foot-4, 205 pounds — Trotman showed good offensive ability with AHL Providence last year, scoring eight goals and 24 points in 53 games.

It’ll be interesting to see if Trotman can work his way into the B’s rotation next year. It seems unlikely, given the club has seven blueliners on NHL deals (Seidenberg, Zdeno Chara, Johnny Boychuk, Adam McQuaid, Matt Bartkowski, Dougie Hamilton, Kevan Miller) and still needs to work out a new deal with RFA Torey Krug. What’s more, Trotman is on a two-way deal next year.

The 2015-16 season, though, definitely seems like the time Trotman would be vying for a spot — his contract is a one-way that year, as Boychuk, McQuaid and Bartkowski are all UFAs next July.

 

  1. drewsylvania - Jul 18, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    Bruins really do have an embarrassment of riches in the organization.

    • sixchr - Jul 18, 2014 at 3:42 PM

      And they borderline refuse to trade any of them.

      • bassman57 - Jul 20, 2014 at 10:30 AM

        I wouldn`t either, I remember when this was just not in the cards for a long time. it took time, the right choices, in Leadership, up and down the ladder of the Bruins organization.

        You must remember those days, just not enough one way or the other.

        I`d rather do what they`re doing now. They have been cultivating talent for a few years now, and even added Reading Royals as part of the tier developing system they`ve inserted. Doug Jarvis, and providence Coach, Bruce Cassidy are fine tuning these youngers at a rate that the bruins can try 2-3 D`men at the NHL level without skipping a beat.

        I wonder if McQuaid would be traded in order to open up a spot to one of the young D`men like 6`4” Zack Trotman. McQuaid came up and stayed ala Kevin Miller. it might be true that McQuaid and another be bait for that top six skilled sniper that they need.

        Who knows, but there`s as you say, an obscene amount of top shelf talent in the Boston Bruins Organization, by the let your mind wander a little and line and line up a couple of present b`s to fill that need. Whether they do or not, they are still an awesome and winning team. Thanks God Bless

  2. sgs32 - Jul 18, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    Big Z

  3. thirtyrackdash - Jul 18, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    P.K. Subban to the Bruins, you heard it here first.

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