Trotz reportedly met with president Dick Patrick and owner Ted Leonsis. Trotz was fired by the Nashville Predators on April 14 after 15 years.
Trotz has history with the Capitals organization. He was the coach of the Portland Pirates when they were the Capitals' American Hockey League affiliate and was an assistant coach with the Baltimore Skipjacks when they were the Capitals' AHL team.
He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.
— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft