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MONTREAL – Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey announced Thursday the signing of free agent centerman Brock Trotter to a three-year contract (2007-08 to 2009-10). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Trotter will report to the Hamilton Bulldogs on Friday.

In 2007-08 the 20-year-old Trotter played in 24 games with the University of Denver Pioneers, his third season with the NCAA team. He led the team with 31 points in 24 games (13 goals, 18 assists), and registered 18 penalty minutes.

The 5’10’, 180-pound forward native of Brandon, Manitoba led the Pioneers in scoring with 40 points in 40 games in 2006-07 (16 goals, 24 assists). He registered 76 points (32 goals, 44 assists) and 42 penalty minutes in three seasons with Denver (79 games).

We love to scout the universities......hope he is a good one!

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I hope he is a good one aswell. Kind of neat to see we can get players out of no where like this, Kinda interesting. Watch we trade him in some super package next week. Just kidding :)

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I hope he is a good one aswell. Kind of neat to see we can get players out of no where like this, Kinda interesting. Watch we trade him in some super package next week. Just kidding :)

Haha ya, and then he'll turn out to be amazing :P

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Another small player. However here are some details for those who are seriously interested:

Here is the Denver Hockey article on the signing: http://www.denverpioneers.com/ViewArticle....;ATCLID=1384833

Was rated #7 of the Top 20 NCAA 2007 prospects but never made the cut for the NHL draft:

7. Brock Trotter, C

Redshirted Freshman, University of Denver

5'10 170 lbs.

DOB: 9/18/87 Shoots: Right

NHL Central Scouting final ranking: N/A

2006-07 season: A year after suffering a season-ending Achilles tendon injury, Brock Trotter emerged as a better, wiser and more appreciative player. The Brandon, MB native led the Pioneers with 40 points (16 goals, 24 assists) playing in all 40 games this season. His 24 assists also led the team. He was the first freshman to lead Denver in scoring in two decades. Trotter's stellar season earned him the team's Leading Scorer and "Star of the Year" awards.

Talent Analysis: Trotter is an instinctive, multi-dimensional player who is equally adept in both offensive and defensive situations. He possesses great vision, awareness and anticipation, and utilizes those attributes effectively regardless of where he is on the ice. While Trotter is not an overly physical player, he has the capability to deliver some pretty solid checks. One of Trotter's greatest assets are his hands, whether it's in making nice tape-to-tape passes or keeping the puck on his stick. Continuing to add size and strength should help to not only make Trotter tougher to play against but also add power to his quickness and speed.

Denver head coach George Gwozdecky's comments on Trotter: "After sitting out a year, Brock was starting over again in many ways, especially in his timing and confidence. He is the kind of athlete, not only physically but also intelligence-wise, where he picked it up again pretty quickly. We're very fortunate that Brock has the skills and the attitude that makes him as good in our own zone as he is the offensive zone and that's kind of player that you can build around."

His stats for 2007/2008 have him 7th in the NCAA. His complete stats can be found here: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdispla...p3?pid=00080999

Ranking in NCAA

POINTS PER GAME Cl Games Goals Assists Points Avg.

--------------- -- ----- ----- ------- ------ ----

1 Nathan Gerbe, Boston College Jr. 24 19 18 37 1.54

2 Kevin Porter, Michigan Sr. 28 23 19 42 1.50

3 Ryan Cruthers, Robert Morris Sr. 25 15 22 37 1.48

4 Bryan Marshall, Nebraska-Omaha Sr. 28 12 29 41 1.46

5 Ryan Lasch, St. Cloud State So. 26 18 18 36 1.38

6 Garrett Roe, St. Cloud State Fr. 25 15 19 34 1.36

7 Brock Trotter, Denver So. 24 13 18 31 1.29

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Welcome to Organization Brock!

I like what I see here.

http://www.cstv.com/sports/m-hockey/stories/061307aah.html

Trotter Ranked No. 7 Among NCAA Prospects for NHL Draft(2007)

Sophomore led DU in scoring with 40 points last season

Also...6th best points per game in NCAA this year.

http://www.uscho.com/stats/

MUHTPCDQKVHSKIQ.20070912145159.jpgDenver U. Website

Nice looking guy. Again Welcome, and maybe hope to hear your name in the roster tomorrow vs. the Rampage.

GO DOGS GO!!!

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"Trotter tallied five points in 2005-06 before a season-ending Achilles tendon injury."

Between this guy and Chipchura, we've got the most damaged achilles tendons in the league. lol.

Jokes aside, hopefully this guy can provide some offense for the 'dogs down the stretch. Welcome to the organization, Brock.

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(The Canadian Press) Canadiens jump at chance to land Trotter

http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=229219&hubname=nhl

His reasons for leaving Denver remain a mystery, although rumours abound of disciplinary or academic problems.

Trevor Timmins, the Canadiens director of player recruitment, said only that it was "a private matter between the player and the coach."

hmmm, I thought yesterday that it was academic problems but if it involves the coach, then maybe it is disciplinary... hopefully, that's now in the past as he's a professional now...

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(The Canadian Press) Canadiens jump at chance to land Trotter

http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=229219&hubname=nhl

His reasons for leaving Denver remain a mystery, although rumours abound of disciplinary or academic problems.

Trevor Timmins, the Canadiens director of player recruitment, said only that it was "a private matter between the player and the coach."

hmmm, I thought yesterday that it was academic problems but if it involves the coach, then maybe it is disciplinary... hopefully, that's now in the past as he's a professional now...

ok, that's a red flag......but who knows.....still probably well worth the chance.......I was sorry he didn't play tonight.....maybe tomorrow.

Great article.....makes me think we made a good move.

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welcome to the greatest organization in professional hockey, brock.

make its fans proud.

The Hamilton Bulldogs? lol :P

I always thought the Canadiens were the greatest ;)

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It's cool to see he knows Ryan White. Both will probably play together in Hamilton next year. Could turn out very well.

Don't think that because he wasn't drafted he has no chance to make the NHL. I have just three exemples in mind but still : Mike Johnson, Chris Kunitz, Dustin Penner.

There are many many more. Let's hope he settles well in Hamilton.

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It's cool to see he knows Ryan White. Both will probably play together in Hamilton next year. Could turn out very well.

Don't think that because he wasn't drafted he has no chance to make the NHL. I have just three exemples in mind but still : Mike Johnson, Chris Kunitz, Dustin Penner.

There are many many more. Let's hope he settles well in Hamilton.

Adam Oates and Ed Belfour are two guys who went from unknown and undrafted to boarderline-Hall of Fame careers. You never know.

Anyway, Trotter is interesting. Seems like he has loads of raw skill, and he isn't too small, so maybe we'll strike gold. Is he going to be playing in Hamilton today? I believe the game is on Sportsnet, so it'd be a good chance to get a look at what type of player he is.

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It's cool to see he knows Ryan White. Both will probably play together in Hamilton next year. Could turn out very well.

Don't think that because he wasn't drafted he has no chance to make the NHL. I have just three exemples in mind but still : Mike Johnson, Chris Kunitz, Dustin Penner.

There are many many more. Let's hope he settles well in Hamilton.

You forgot the most current example: Josh Gorges. :)

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