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'''Barry Trotz''' (born July 15, [[1962]] in Winnipeg, Manitoba, [[Canada]]) is the head coach of [[National Hockey League|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.
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'''Barry Trotz''' (born July 15, [[1962]] in Winnipeg, Manitoba, [[Canada]]) is the head coach of [[National Hockey League|NHL]] [[ice hockey]] team [[Nashville Predators]]. He was previously the coach of the [[American Hockey League]]'s [[Baltimore Skipjacks]] and [[Portland Pirates]], with whom he won an AHL championship in 1994. 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.
   
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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.
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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.
   
 
The record for an expansion franchise was previously held by [[Terry Crisp]] while with the [[Tampa Bay Lightning]]. Coincidentally, Crisp now works as a radio and TV broadcaster for the Nashville Predators.
 
The record for an expansion franchise was previously held by [[Terry Crisp]] while with the [[Tampa Bay Lightning]]. Coincidentally, Crisp now works as a radio and TV broadcaster for the Nashville Predators.

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