NHL Central Scouting’s B.J. MacDonald
"He has worked hard through the course of the season on fitness and his all-round defensive game. He has good offensive instincts, which is hard to teach. He knows when to jump up in the play to make an odd-man situation, which is a huge plus. He can be taught better defense as he matures. He has good size so he will learn to be stronger in his own zone, and his containment is improving. I think he is a smart enough player to realize he can balance both facets of game to be successful at the next level."
Portland Winterhawks GM and head coach Mike Johnston
"Troy is a very skilled defenseman with great deception and poise with the puck when he moves it in offensive situations. He has great offensive instincts and has committed really hard to his defensive game, both playing more physical and being better at reads defensively. I think that’s been the biggest improvement in his game."
I challenged him to a goalie fight when we chatted before the game, but he didn't want to go. It was strange to see him at the other end of the ice, but I'm sure he felt the same way looking down at our end.
— Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack joking about facing his former teammate Roberto Luongo after the Canucks' win against the Panthers