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Barry Trotz (born July 15, 1962 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is the head coach of NHL ice hockey team Washington Capitals. He was previously the coach of Nashville Predators. That same year, he won the Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award, which is awarded to the outstanding coach in the AHL as voted upon by the AHL Broadcasters and Writers.

He became the coach of Predators in 1997, when the team was created. As of 2010, Trotz remains the only coach of the team, having led the Preds to three consecutive playoff appearances. He holds the record for most games coached by the first coach of an NHL franchise. By virtue of that, he also holds the record for most games coached by the first coach of an NHL expansion franchise. In 2014, he signed with Washington Capitals.

The record for an expansion franchise was previously held by Terry Crisp while with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Coincidentally, Crisp now works as a radio and TV broadcaster for the Nashville Predators.

Prior to becoming a coach, Trotz played for the WHL's Regina Pats from 1979 to 1982. Barry coached the junior Dauphin Kings in 1986-87 and won the MJHL title as well as the Anavet Cup.

Trotz currently lives in Nashville with his family; wife Kim and children Shalan, Tyson, Tiana, Nolan, and Hope.

Career StatisticsEdit


    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1982-83 Dauphin Kings MJHL na na na na na na na na na na


    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T Pts Finish GP W L Results
1985-86 Dauphin MJHL 48 21 25 2 44 3rd North 5 1 4 Lost Div Semi
1986-87 Dauphin MJHL 47 28 19 0 56 2nd North 12 7 5 Lost Div Final
Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
NSH1998–99 8228477-635th in CentralMissed playoffs
NSH1999–00 82284077705th in CentralMissed playoffs
NSH2000–01 82343693803rd in CentralMissed playoffs
NSH2001–02 822841130694th in CentralMissed playoffs
NSH2002–03 822735137744th in CentralMissed playoffs
NSH2003–04 823829114913rd in CentralLost in first round
NSH2005–06 824925-81062nd in CentralLost in first round
NSH2006–07 825123-81102nd in CentralLost in first round
NSH2007–08 824132-9912nd in CentralLost in first round
NSH2008–09 824034-8885th in CentralMissed playoffs
NSH2009–10 824729-61003rd in CentralTBD
Total 9024113716060

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