There is no way to sugarcoat being the last player selected in the NHL Draft. All a hockey player can do after that is work hard and hope to prove people wrong.
That is just what Trotman did as the final player taken in 2010, when he was a seventh-round pick (No. 210) of the Boston Bruins. After completing two more seasons at Lake Superior State University and getting a little seasoning in the American Hockey League, the defenseman from Carmel, Ind., made his NHL debut Dec. 28, 2013, against the Ottawa Senators.