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Vincent Trochek Signing Is Official

SUNRISE, Fla – Florida Panthers General Manager Tom Rowe announced today that the Panthers have signed forward Vincent Trocheck to a six-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“Vincent played an important role in our success last season and will be a prominent part of the Panthers for years to come,” Rowe said. “He is another important piece of our talented young core of players.”

The 22-year old Trocheck recorded a career-high 25 goals and 53 points in 76 games for Florida during the 2015-16 season. In two playoff games he recorded one assist. Trocheck’s 25 goals this season tied him for third in goals on Florida and he finished the season fifth on the team in points.

This season, the 5-foot-10, 182-pound native of Pittsburgh, Pa., was named the NHL’s second star of the week for the week ending March 13 and was named third star of the week ending Feb. 7. During both weeks Trocheck recorded six points in three games.

Trocheck has posted 83 points (37-46-83) in 146 career NHL games. He was originally selected by Florida in the third round (64th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.

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Paul's avatar

If you missed it yesterday, the deal is for six years, $28.5 million.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/03/16 at 12:42 PM ET

0neoftheWings's avatar

I compared his stats with Tatar, he’s right on par or slightly better than Trocheck. According to their team websites, they’re the same height and weight (even roster #).  I personally thought Tatar had an Ok season esp after they disclosed his shoulder injury after the season which might explain why his production tailed off late in the season and into the playoffs. I’m concluding that Tatar would be looking for a raise similar to Trocheck within the 4-4.5 for a long term deal. Not sure what KH is going to do. We could loose him if they compare their stats and can’t afford to pay Tats the same term and money. I really like him and I think he’s a keeper. It’s unfortunate that teams are getting tied into beating each other for players because someone is always offering more term. If other GMs are willing to give Tats more than 5, I don’t like it but I think Tatar is one we should keep for 5-6 years. He’s 26 in December.

Posted by 0neoftheWings on 07/03/16 at 02:10 PM ET

0neoftheWings's avatar

Can’t edit previous post.  I mean Trocheck is on par with Tatar (stats wises) or Tatar is slightly better. Panthers had a way better season than the Wings, and Trocheck’s shot count is unusually high last season. His past stats shows that he’s an average shooter,  less than 2 shots per game.  Tatar is a shooter on the Wings with above 2 shots per game. Only time will tell if Trocheck will equal or better last year’s production.

Posted by 0neoftheWings on 07/03/16 at 02:16 PM ET

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