Penguins defenseman Zach Trotman has decided to call it a career and has announced his retirement, per an announcement on his Instagram page. He was set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
The 30-year-old spent the past four seasons with Pittsburgh in a depth role, seeing NHL action in his first three seasons with the team. However, injuries (including a torn meniscus in training camp) limited him to just eight appearances with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2020-21 and in Trotman’s announcement, he cited injuries as the reason for him hanging up his skates.
Trotman had a good career for someone that was drafted at the back of the seventh round in 2010 (210th overall) by Boston, playing under an NHL contract for nine seasons while making a little over $3.5MM in the process, per CapFriendly. He ends his playing days with 91 career games played at the top level where he had 13 points while averaging just under 17 minutes a game in playing time.