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Dave Trottier
Dave Trottier
Left Wing
Number: 15
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 170
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 25, 1906
Birthplace: Pembroke, ON, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Montreal Maroons for cash on December 13, 1938.
Sturdy winger Dave Trottier was born in Pembroke, Ontario, in 1906. He spent his junior career with the St. Michael's Majors of the OHA from 1923-1925 before joining the Toronto Varsity Grads in the OHA senior league from 1925 to 1928. His best season with the Majors was in 1923-24, when he scored 13 goals and added two assists in six games. As a Grad, his best year was 1927-28: 33 goals and 10 assists for a total of 43 points in just 12 games. The speedy Trottier also represented Canada as a member of the Grads in 1928 at the Olympic Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland, where he helped the Canadian squad win the gold medal by scoring 12 goals and setting up three others in the short three-game tournament.

Such was his reputation that in September 1928 Trottier's pro rights were acquired by the Montreal Maroons for an incredible $10,000. Trottier began his NHL career with the Maroons in 1928-29, playing 37 games in his first season but recording only two goals and four assists. He also spent time with the Montreal Victorias in the city senior league but was better suited to the faster pace of the NHL.

Trottier's performance in the pro ranks improved quickly, and in 1931-32 he scored 26 goals and recorded 18 assists for 44 points in 48 games. But his game featured more than scoring. Trottier was also earning a reputation as one of the pro game's best checking forwards. In 1934-35, he was an important part of the Maroons' drive to the Stanley Cup, a playoffs that climaxed in a three-game sweep of the Leafs in the best-of-five finals. His consistent play with Montreal earned him a spot in the Howie Morenz Memorial Game in 1937, a precursor to the All-Star Game.

In December 1938 Trottier was traded to the Detroit Red Wings for cash. Trottier played only 11 games for the Wings in 1938-39, recording a single goal and a single assist. He finished that year with a 10-game stay in the minors, with the Pittsburgh Hornets of the American Hockey League, before hanging up his skates.

Although Trottier scored 121 goals and earned 113 assists in 446 NHL games, he'll be best remembered by fans and hockey historians as one of the key members of the 1928 gold medal-winning team in Switzerland. Trottier passed away in 1956 at the age of 50.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80