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Vincent Trocheck (born July 11, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey center and alternate captain for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL).[1] He was selected by the Panthers in the third round, 64th overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Vincent Trocheck
Vincent Trocheck Whalers 2013.jpg
Trocheck accepting a Star of the Game award in February 2013
Born (1993-07-11) July 11, 1993 (age 26)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team Florida Panthers
National team  United States
NHL Draft 64th overall, 2011
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2013–present

Playing careerEdit

Trocheck was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and grew up playing minor ice hockey for the Pittsburgh Hornets until he was 13 years old, where he moved with his family to Detroit, Michigan. He played in the 2006 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Pittsburgh Hornets.[2] He then played for the Detroit Little Caesars organization during which he was the two-time national champion and two time league leading scorer playing in the MWEHL. In his major junior career, Trocheck joined the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) after he was a 24th overall pick in the 2009 OHL Priority Draft. In his second season with the Spirit in 2010–11, he was selected to the CHL Top Prospects Game.[3]

On April 23, 2012, Trocheck was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Florida Panthers.[4]

Trocheck was rewarded for his outstanding play during the 2012–13 season with Saginaw and the Plymouth Whalers by being named to the OHL's First All-Star Team.[5]

ProfessionalEdit

Trocheck spent parts of the 2013–14 and 2014–15 season with the Panthers AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage.

Trocheck scored his first NHL goal against the New Jersey Devils on March 14, 2014.[6] On July 3, 2016, as a restricted free agent, Trocheck signed a six-year, $28.5 million contract with the Panthers.[7][8]

On January 10, 2017, Trocheck was named to the 2017 NHL All-Star Game roster where he also participated in the All-Star Skills Competition.[9]

International playEdit

Medal record
Representing   United States
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championships
  2013 Ufa

He played for Team USA, which captured the Gold Medal in the 2013 World Junior Championships. Trocheck played in 7 games recording 3 goals and 3 assists for 6 total points,[10] including an empty net goal and an assist in the gold medal game.[11][12]

On September 2, 2016, it was announced that Trocheck would compete for Team North America in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.[13] He scored 1 goal in 3 games for a total of 1 point in the tournament.[14]

PersonalEdit

Vincent signed a multi-year agreement with equipment manufacturer STX in October 2015. Terms were undisclosed.[15]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Detroit Little Caesars MWEHL 44 27 19 46 32 7 1 4 5 0
2009–10 Saginaw Spirit OHL 68 15 28 43 56 6 2 2 4 2
2010–11 Saginaw Spirit OHL 68 26 36 62 60 12 6 5 11 4
2011–12 Saginaw Spirit OHL 65 29 56 85 65 12 5 6 11 10
2012–13 Saginaw Spirit OHL 35 24 26 50 34
2012–13 Plymouth Whalers OHL 28 26 33 59 24 15 10 14 24 8
2013–14 San Antonio Rampage AHL 55 16 26 42 32
2013–14 Florida Panthers NHL 20 5 3 8 6
2014–15 San Antonio Rampage AHL 23 8 11 19 19 3 1 1 2 2
2014–15 Florida Panthers NHL 50 7 15 22 24
2015–16 Florida Panthers NHL 76 25 28 53 44 2 0 1 1 0
2016–17 Florida Panthers NHL 82 23 31 54 43
2017–18 Florida Panthers NHL 82 31 44 75 54
2018–19 Florida Panthers NHL 55 10 24 34 54
NHL totals 365 101 145 246 225 2 0 1 1 0

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 United States WJC   7 3 3 6 10
2014 United States WC 6th 7 0 0 0 4
2016 Team North America WCH 5th 3 1 0 1 2
Junior totals 7 3 3 6 10
Senior totals 10 1 0 1 6

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Molinari, Dave (June 21, 2011). "NHL Draft: Local prospect sizing up his status". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved July 7, 2011.
  2. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  3. ^ "Vincent Trocheck, Brandon Saad help Team Orr rout Team Cherry in CHL Top Prospects game".
  4. ^ "Panthers sign C Vincent Trocheck". Florida Panthers. April 23, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2012.
  5. ^ "Trocheck Named OHL First Team All-Star". cksn.com. April 26, 2013. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
  6. ^ "14 Moments that shaped 2014 for the Florida Panthers". NHL.com. Florida Panthers. December 30, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  7. ^ Poupart, Alain (July 3, 2016). "Vincent Trocheck signs contract with Panthers". NHL.com. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "Panthers complete deals with Reilly Smith, Vincent Trocheck". ESPN.com. Sunrise, Florida. July 5, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  9. ^ "Vincent Trocheck Named to 2017 NHL All-Star Roster". NHL.com. Sunrise, Florida: Florida Panthers. January 10, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  10. ^ "Vincent Trocheck". Elite Prospects.
  11. ^ "Vincent Trocheck scores and Team USA downs Sweden for World Junior Hockey gold medal".
  12. ^ Molinari, Dave (January 5, 2013). "Team USA wins junior hockey championship with help from Pittsburgh-area players – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  13. ^ "Panthers' Trocheck to represent Team North America". Sun-Sentinel. September 2, 2016. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  14. ^ "Vincent Trocheck Career Stats World Cup". NHL.com. NHL. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  15. ^ "Trocheck, STX announce partnership". prweb.com. October 2, 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  16. ^ "Panthers Prospect Vincent Trocheck Named Ontario Hockey League's Most Outstanding Player". NHL.com.

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