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). He was selected by the Panthers in the third round, 64th overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Trocheck accepting a Star of the Game award in February 2013
July 11, 1993|
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)|
|NHL team||Florida Panthers|
|National team||United States|
64th overall, 2011|
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. 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.
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. On July 3, 2016, as a restricted free agent, Trocheck signed a six-year, $28.5 million contract with the Panthers.
|Representing United States|
|Men's ice hockey|
|World Junior Championships|
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, including an empty net goal and an assist in the gold medal game.
On September 2, 2016, it was announced that Trocheck would compete for Team North America in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. He scored 1 goal in 3 games for a total of 1 point in the tournament.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2008–09||Detroit Little Caesars||MWEHL||44||27||19||46||32||7||1||4||5||0|
|2013–14||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||55||16||26||42||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||23||8||11||19||19||3||1||1||2||2|
|2016||Team North America||WCH||5th||3||1||0||1||2|
Awards and honorsEdit
|CHL Top Prospects Game||2011|
|First All-Star Team||2013|
|Eddie Powers Trophy||2013|
|Red Tilson Trophy||2013|||
- Molinari, Dave (June 21, 2011). "NHL Draft: Local prospect sizing up his status". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved July 7, 2011.
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
- "Vincent Trocheck, Brandon Saad help Team Orr rout Team Cherry in CHL Top Prospects game".
- "Panthers sign C Vincent Trocheck". Florida Panthers. April 23, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2012.
- "Trocheck Named OHL First Team All-Star". cksn.com. April 26, 2013. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
- "14 Moments that shaped 2014 for the Florida Panthers". NHL.com. Florida Panthers. December 30, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
- Poupart, Alain (July 3, 2016). "Vincent Trocheck signs contract with Panthers". NHL.com. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
- "Panthers complete deals with Reilly Smith, Vincent Trocheck". ESPN.com. Sunrise, Florida. July 5, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
- "Vincent Trocheck Named to 2017 NHL All-Star Roster". NHL.com. Sunrise, Florida: Florida Panthers. January 10, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
- "Vincent Trocheck". Elite Prospects.
- "Vincent Trocheck scores and Team USA downs Sweden for World Junior Hockey gold medal".
- Molinari, Dave (January 5, 2013). "Team USA wins junior hockey championship with help from Pittsburgh-area players – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- "Panthers' Trocheck to represent Team North America". Sun-Sentinel. September 2, 2016. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
- "Vincent Trocheck Career Stats World Cup". NHL.com. NHL. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
- "Trocheck, STX announce partnership". prweb.com. October 2, 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
- "Panthers Prospect Vincent Trocheck Named Ontario Hockey League's Most Outstanding Player". NHL.com.