Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Brock Trotter Autographed Card
Although Brock Trotter went undrafted, the Manitoba native attracted quite a bit of attention in his last two seasons of College Hockey, playing for the University Of Denver Pioneers (5 points in 5 games in his first go, then 40 in 40 in 2006-07, and 31 in 24 games in 2007-08, as he finished the season with the Hamilton Bulldogs after signing with the Montréal Canadiens).
Known as a gifted offensive center, he felt he deserved a better shot at playing in the higher leagues and left the Bulldogs after the 2009-10 season to join the famed Dinamo Riga of the KHL, only to return to the Habs' organization last summer with a two-way contract.
When it looked like he wouldn't make the team yet again this season, the Habs traded him to the Phoenix Coyotes for fourth-liner Petteri Nokelainen so he could have a shot at making a weaker offensive team.
I got Trotter to sign this card in blue sharpie at training camp before this season started.