22 Facts About Barry Trotz


Barry Trotz was born on July 15,1962 and is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach who most recently was head coach of the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League.

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Barry Trotz is the former head coach of the Nashville Predators and the Washington Capitals.

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Barry Trotz is often referred to by fans and players as "Trotzy" or the "Eggman".

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Barry Trotz was the second-longest tenured coach in the four major North American professional leagues, behind only Gregg Popovich of the National Basketball Association's San Antonio Spurs.

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On May 26,2014, Barry Trotz was announced as the new head coach of the Capitals.

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On June 7,2018, Barry Trotz won his first Stanley Cup as the head coach, with the Capitals defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in five games, for the franchise's first Stanley Cup championship.

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On June 21,2018, Barry Trotz was announced as the new head coach of the Islanders.

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Barry Trotz played his final year of junior hockey in his home town of Dauphin, Manitoba, where the Kings won the Manitoba Junior Hockey League title as well as the Anavet Cup.

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Barry Trotz said he realized his playing was not good enough for an NHL career, and started having doubts about his future.

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Button said to Barry Trotz he was invited because Button believed Barry Trotz "might be a good minor league leader or a coach someday".

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Barry Trotz began his coaching career as an assistant coach at the University of Manitoba in 1984.

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Barry Trotz became the head coach for the Capitals' minor league affiliate, the Baltimore Skipjacks, in 1992.

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Barry Trotz led the Pirates to two Calder Cup Finals, winning the Calder Cup in the Pirates' inaugural season of 1994.

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Barry Trotz was named the head coach of the Predators on August 6,1997.

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Barry Trotz holds the record for most games coached by the first coach of an NHL expansion franchise, previously held by Terry Crisp for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Barry Trotz finished fourth in the Jack Adams Award voting at season's end, but was voted by his peers Sporting News NHL Coach of the Year.

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Barry Trotz is well respected around the NHL for keeping his team focused.

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Shortly after being eliminated by the Chicago Blackhawks in six games, on April 28,2010, Barry Trotz was named a finalist for the Jack Adams Award for NHL coach of the year alongside Joe Sacco of the Colorado Avalanche and Dave Tippett of the Phoenix Coyotes.

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On June 18,2018, Barry Trotz resigned from the Capitals as their head coach due to a contract dispute.

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On May 9,2022, Barry Trotz was relieved from his duties as the Islanders head coach as the Islanders missed the playoffs for the first time since 2018.

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Barry Trotz was assistant coach for Canada at the IIHF World Championships three times: 2002,2003 and 2009.

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Barry Trotz was named to the Portland Pirates Hall of Fame in 2005, and to the University of Manitoba Hall of Fame in 2001.

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