Now that Zach Trotman has earned playing time for the Providence Bruins, he has made the best of his opportunities. The Baby B’s opened the season with eight defensemen on their roster which indicated to Trotman it may be tough to crack the roster, but he kept plugging away.
He got his regularity in playing time during November and has really helped the Baby B’s get going. Trotman scored the game-winning goal versus Portland and has not shied away from putting the puck on goal.
“We’ve been trying to get a lot more pucks to the net,” Trotman said. “Our game plan has been getting the puck high, walk and get shots to the net,” Trotman said.
Although Trotman has only one goal on the year, he has four assists and is a positive three while on the ice. Trotman is only one of eight players on the Baby B’s that sports a positive plus/minus. He only trails Alden Hirschfeld, Garnet Exelby, Trent Whitfield and Tommy Cross who all possess a positive four while on the ice.
The 6-4 defenseman only appeared in nine games for the Baby B’s last season and recorded only three points. Trotman is making a name for himself in the 2012-2013 season in Providence.
“As I’ve gotten to play more, I gained confidence and I feel a lot more confident and able to jump up in plays and do more things,” Trotman said.