In a rather shocking move, Barry Trotz has resigned from his post as head coach of the Washington Capitals.
“After careful consideration and consultation with my family, I am officially announcing my resignation as Head Coach of the Washington Capitals,” Trotz said in a statement released on Monday.
“When I came to Washington four years ago we had one goal in mind and that was to bring the Stanley Cup to the nation’s capital. We had an incredible run this season culminating with our players and staff achieving our goal and sharing the excitement with our fans. I would like to thank Mr. Leonsis, Dick Patrick and Brian MacLellan for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this great organization. I would also like to thank our players and staff who worked tirelessly every day to achieve our success,” Trotz said.
“We are obviously disappointed by Barry’s decision, but would like to thank Barry for all his efforts the past four years and for helping bring the Stanley Cup to Washington,” the team said in a statement . “Barry is a man of high character and integrity and we are grateful for his leadership and for all that he has done for our franchise.”
Bruins Place Jesse Gabrielle On Unconditional Waivers
Gabrielle, 21, played his entire season in the ECHL, but his season was cut short after suffering another concussion back in March, his third head injury since training camp.
Gabrielle will now become an unrestricted free agent.
Hurricanes’ Andrei Svechnikov In Concussion Protocol
Andrei Svenchnikov is currently in the concussion protocol following his fight with Capitals’ star Alex Ovechkin during last night’s game, which saw Svenchnikov knocked out during the fight.
Hurricanes’ head coach Rod Brind’Amour doesn’t expect Svechnikov to play in game four on Thursday night, according to the Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan.
Rangers Agree to Terms With Vitali Kravtsov, Igor Shestyorkin
The prospects’ deals won’t be officially registered until their current KHL contracts officially expire at the end of the month.
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