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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.

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.

Prior to becoming a coach, Trotz played for the WHL's Regina Pats from 1979 to 1982. Barry coached the junior Dauphin Kings in 1986-87 and won the MJHL title as well as the Anavet Cup.

Trotz currently lives in Nashville with his family; wife Kim and children Shalan, Tyson, Tiana, Nolan, and Hope.

Career Statistics[]

Playing[]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1982-83 Dauphin Kings MJHL na na na na na na na na na na

Coaching[]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T Pts Finish GP W L Results
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
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
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
Total 902 411 371 60 60