Barry Trotz is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League. He is also the former head coach of the Nashville Predators and the Washington Capitals. As an NHL coach, he is third all-time in wins, only behind Scotty Bowman and Joel Quenneville. He is often referred to by fans and players as "Trotzy" or the "Eggman". He was previously the coach of the American Hockey League's Baltimore Skipjacks and Portland Pirates, with whom he won an AHL championship in 1994. That same year, he won the Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award, which is awarded to the outstanding coach in the AHL as voted upon by the AHL Broadcasters and Writers. On February 20, 2013, Lindy Ruff was fired by the Buffalo Sabres, making Trotz the longest-tenured head coach in the NHL. He was also 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.
|Born:||July 15, 1962, Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada|
|Occupation:||Ice hockey coach|
About Barry Trotz
Became the first coach of the Nashville Predators in 1998 and helped develop the team into a competitive franchise. He won a Stanley Cup Championship as the coach of the Washington Capitals in 2018 and he is a two-time recipient of the Jack Adams Award, given to the league's top coach.
Barry Trotz Before Fame
He played for the WHL's Regina Pats from 1979 to 1982 and helped the team to a Championship in 1980.
Achievement of Barry Trotz
During his time with the Predators, he became the longest active tenured coach in the NHL in February 2013 after the Buffalo Sabres fired Lindy Ruff.
Barry Trotz Family Life
He has four children, Shalan, Tyson, Tiana and Nolan, with his wife Kim.
Associations of Barry Trotz
He began coaching goaltender Pekka Rinne on the Predators in 2005.
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- Nashville Predators coaches
- Sportspeople from Dauphin, Manitoba
- Baltimore Skipjacks coaches
- Jack Adams Award winners
- Athol Murray College of Notre Dame alumni
- Washington Capitals coaches
- New York Islanders coaches
- Ice hockey people from Manitoba