Head Coach New York Islanders
Barry Trotz was named Head Coach of the New York Islanders on June 21, 2018 after leaving the Washington Capitals 11 days after winning the Stanley Cup. Trotz joined the Islanders and led them to one of the greatest turnarounds in league history. Not only did the Islanders improve by 23 standings points and return to the playoffs under Trotz, but they also became the first team in 100 years to allow the fewest goals in a season that immediately followed a season in which they yielded the most.
Barry joined the Capitals in 2014 after spending the previous 15 seasons as head coach of the Nashville Predators. Trotz was previously the longest tenured coach in the NHL and the only coach in the Predators franchise history. Trotz ranks third all-time in both games coached (1,196) and wins (557) with a single franchise. A seasoned veteran of the NHL, Trotz prides himself on staying current with the younger players. This approach, combined with his extensive tenure, is a tough combination to beat.
Trotz led the Capitals to their second consecutive Presidents' Trophy in 2016-17, marking the seventh time in NHL history a team has won the Presidents' Trophy in consecutive seasons. Washington posted a 55-19-8 record, marking the second-most wins and third-most points (118) in a season in franchise history.
In addition, the Capitals set franchise records in home wins (32) and regulation and overtime (ROW) wins (53). The Capitals recorded 55 wins in two straight seasons (2015-16: 56, 2016-17: 55), joining the Montreal Canadiens (1975-78) as the only teams in NHL history to win 55 or more games in consecutive seasons. Washington also earned 238 points in the last two seasons, marking the most points in two straight seasons since Montreal recorded 244 points from 1977-79.
Bring the excitement of the NHL and the cache of a NHL celebrity to your events, golf tournaments or corporate dinners by having Barry Trotz act as your host, emcee or engage in a meet and greet. As a local native to Dauphin, Manitoba, his tie to his community, success in the big leagues and his compelling, personal stories make Barry Trotz a great speaker, as well.
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