BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, January 23, that the team has recalled defenseman Zach Trotman from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis (American Hockey League). Trotman will join the Bruins for their 10:30 practice at Ristuccia Arena on Thursday.
Trotman has skated in 32 games for Providence this season and recorded four goals and seven assists and a team best +13 rating.
Trotman made his NHL debut earlier this season against the Senators in Ottawa on December 29, where he registered three shots on net in 16:41 time on ice. The defenseman skated in his second game with the Bruins on January 20 against the Los Angeles Kings in Boston, where he registered one shot on goal.
Prior to joining Providence, Trotman played three seasons at Lake Superior State University (2009-12) where he racked up 19 goals and 20 assists in 114 games.
The 6'3", 219-pound defenseman hails from Noblesville, Indiana and was drafted by Boston in the seventh round (210th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.