Barry Trotz (born July 15, 1962 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is the head coach of NHL ice hockey team Washington Capitals. He was previously the coach of Nashville Predators. That same year, he won the Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award, which is awarded to the outstanding coach in the AHL as voted upon by the AHL Broadcasters and Writers.
He became the coach of Predators in 1997, when the team was created. As of 2010, Trotz remains the only coach of the team, having led the Preds to three consecutive playoff appearances. He holds the record for most games coached by the first coach of an NHL franchise. By virtue of that, he also holds the record for most games coached by the first coach of an NHL expansion franchise. In 2014, he signed with Washington Capitals.
Trotz currently lives in Nashville with his family; wife Kim and children Shalan, Tyson, Tiana, Nolan, and Hope.
Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
Playing[edit | edit source]
Coaching[edit | edit source]
|1985-86||Dauphin||MJHL||48||21||25||2||44||3rd North||5||1||4||Lost Div Semi|
|1986-87||Dauphin||MJHL||47||28||19||0||56||2nd North||12||7||5||Lost Div Final|
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|NSH||1998–99||82||28||47||7||-||63||5th in Central||Missed playoffs|
|NSH||1999–00||82||28||40||7||7||70||5th in Central||Missed playoffs|
|NSH||2000–01||82||34||36||9||3||80||3rd in Central||Missed playoffs|
|NSH||2001–02||82||28||41||13||0||69||4th in Central||Missed playoffs|
|NSH||2002–03||82||27||35||13||7||74||4th in Central||Missed playoffs|
|NSH||2003–04||82||38||29||11||4||91||3rd in Central||Lost in first round|
|NSH||2005–06||82||49||25||-||8||106||2nd in Central||Lost in first round|
|NSH||2006–07||82||51||23||-||8||110||2nd in Central||Lost in first round|
|NSH||2007–08||82||41||32||-||9||91||2nd in Central||Lost in first round|
|NSH||2008–09||82||40||34||-||8||88||5th in Central||Missed playoffs|
|NSH||2009–10||82||47||29||-||6||100||3rd in Central||TBD|