Trotter, 24, played with Riga in Kontinental Hockey League last season, putting up 9 goals and 26 points.
Before going to Riga, Trotter had played the previous three seasons with Hamilton, Montreal's farm team in the American Hockey League. There, the 5-foot-10, 180 pound left winger amassed 57 goals and 135 points in 172 games. In his final year with the Bulldogs, 2009-10, Trotter led the team with 36 goals.
Never drafted, Trotter joined Montreal as a free agent in 2008, but managed just two games at the NHL level.
Yeah, it was a pretty special moment for me. Today was my Dad's [55th] birthday. I have a lot of family in town, so it was a special moment for me to score my first one today. A win definitely would have capped it off, but you can't have everything.
— Sabres rookie Jack Eichel after scoring a goal in his National Hockey League debut
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