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|1980 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in fourth round
68 overall by New York Islanders
Born July 25, 1961
Center / Right Wing|
Height: 5-9 Weight: 170
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Val Marie, Saskatchewan (Canada)
Val Marie, Saskatchewan
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Played in country-western band with family as a boy. The
band, known as The Trottier Family, was organized by his father, Buzz. It
performed in bars and at rodeo shows in Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan.
|Never played in NHL.|
|Post-Draft Teams: Billings (WHL);
Indianapolis (CHL); Springfield (AHL); Indianapolis (IHL)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
CHL Adams Cup: 1982, 1983 (Indianapolis)
1982-83: Played on CHL regular-season champion (Indianapolis).
Coaching Career: Coached high school hockey at Park Tudor School in
Indianapolis during the 1990s.
Miscellaneous: Missed parts of 1982-83 season with elbow and knee
injuries. ... Played on line with Red Laurence and Steve Stoyanovich for
Indianapolis (CHL) in 1982-83. ... Remained in Indianapolis area, living in
the suburb of Carmel, after his retirement and became active as a youth hockey
instructor and high school hockey coach. ... Served on board of directors for
Indianapolis Youth Hockey Association and became organization's
coach-in-chief. ... Founded TNT Hockey Academy in Westfield, Ind., with his
brothers Bryan and Rocky, who served as the hockey school's primary director.
Personal: Younger brother of former NHL player and Hall of Famer Bryan
Trottier. ... Older
brother of former NHL player Rocky Trottier.
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