Vincent Trocheck

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Vincent Trocheck
Trocheck with the New York Rangers in 2023
Born (1993-07-11) July 11, 1993
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
Former teams
New York Rangers
Florida Panthers
Carolina Hurricanes
National team  United States
NHL draft 64th overall, 2011
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2013–present

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

Playing career

Early life

Trocheck was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and grew up playing minor ice hockey for the Pittsburgh Hornets until he was 13 years old before he moved with his family to Detroit, Michigan. He played in the 2006 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Pittsburgh Hornets.

Junior

He then played for the Detroit Little Caesars 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 was selected in the third round, 64th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. On April 23, 2012, Trocheck was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Florida Panthers.

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.

Professional

Trochek (right) with the Hurricanes in 2022 Florida Panthers

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.

During the 2016–17 season, in the midst of a career season with the Panthers, 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. He finished the season registering a career high 31 goals and 44 assists for 75 points in 82 games.

Carolina Hurricanes

In the 2019–20 season, while in his seventh season with the Panthers having collected 10 goals and 36 points in 55 games, Trocheck was dealt by Florida at the NHL trade deadline to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Erik Haula, Lucas Wallmark, Eetu Luostarinen and Chase Priskie on February 24, 2020.

New York Rangers

Following the 2021–22 season, Trocheck was signed on the opening day of free agency to a seven-year, $39.375 million contract with the New York Rangers on July 13, 2022. During the 2023–24 season, Trocheck was named to the 2024 NHL All-Star Game, his second career All-Star Game.

International play

Medal record
Representing  United States
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Ufa

Trocheck played for the United States junior team, which captured the gold medal in the 2013 World Junior Championships. He played in seven games recording three goals and three assists for six 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 one goal in three games in the tournament.

Personal life

Trocheck signed a multi-year agreement with equipment manufacturer STX in October 2015. Terms were undisclosed.

Trocheck and his wife have two children.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Detroit Little Caesars 18U AAA 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
2019–20 Florida Panthers NHL 55 10 26 36 33
2019–20 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 7 1 1 2 16 8 0 2 2 4
2020–21 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 47 17 26 43 20 9 2 1 3 4
2021–22 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81 21 30 51 78 14 6 4 10 10
2022–23 New York Rangers NHL 82 22 42 64 58 7 1 0 1 14
2023–24 New York Rangers NHL 82 25 52 77 55 16 8 12 20 10
NHL totals 719 197 322 519 485 56 17 20 37 42

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 United States U18 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5 1 1 2 12
2013 United States WJC 1st place, gold medalist(s) 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 12 4 4 8 22

Awards and honors

Award Year Ref
OHL
CHL Top Prospects Game 2011
First All-Star Team 2013
Eddie Powers Trophy 2013
Red Tilson Trophy 2013
NHL
All-Star Game 2017, 2024
New York Rangers
Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award 2024

References

  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". January 20, 2011.
  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. ^ a b "Vincent Trocheck Named to 2017 NHL All-Star Roster". NHL.com. Sunrise, Florida: Florida Panthers. January 10, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  10. ^ "Canes acquire Vincent Trocheck from Florida". Carolina Hurricanes. February 24, 2020. Retrieved February 24, 2020.
  11. ^ "Rangers agree to terms with Vincent Trocheck". New York Rangers. July 13, 2022. Retrieved July 13, 2022.
  12. ^ a b "Trocheck, Connor added to NHL All-Star Weekend roster". NHL.com. January 22, 2024. Retrieved January 23, 2024.
  13. ^ "Vincent Trocheck". Elite Prospects.
  14. ^ "Vincent Trocheck scores and Team USA downs Sweden for World Junior Hockey gold medal". January 6, 2013.
  15. ^ Molinari, Dave (January 5, 2013). "Team USA wins junior hockey championship with help from Pittsburgh-area players – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  16. ^ "Panthers' Trocheck to represent Team North America". Sun-Sentinel. September 2, 2016. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  17. ^ "Vincent Trocheck Career Stats World Cup". NHL.com. NHL. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  18. ^ "Trocheck, STX announce partnership". prweb.com. October 2, 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  19. ^ "Vince Trocheck on Instagram: "The big 3-0 @hillarytrocheck !!! Happy birthday to Leo and Lennons mom. Have the best day we love you!"". Instagram. Retrieved January 13, 2023.
  20. ^ "Vince Trocheck on Instagram: "Happy Mother's Day to my beautiful wife @hillarytrocheck. The kids and I would be lost without you!"". Instagram. Retrieved January 13, 2023.
  21. ^ "Panthers Prospect Vincent Trocheck Named Ontario Hockey League's Most Outstanding Player". NHL.com.
  22. ^ "Vincent Trocheck Named Winner of 2023-24 Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award". NHL.com. April 7, 2024. Retrieved April 8, 2024.

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