Monday, March 11, 2013

1984-85 O Pee Chee Rocky Trottier

Here is a card created simply for my own self interest and amusement.  Rocky Trottier is the younger brother of Hall of Famer, Bryan Trottier. Rocky was selected in the 1st round (8th overall) in the 1982 NHL draft. He was the 1st New Jersey Devil in history to be awarded a penalty shot. He was on a break away skating toward the Edmonton net when Wayne Gretzky threw his stick at him. Rocky then scored on Andy Moog. Rocky played in only 38 NHL games over two seasons, 1983-84 and 1984-85, but would play in the minors and in Europe until 1990.

After his playing career Rocky and his other brother Monty ran a hockey clinic in Indiana. When my son was 5 and just beginning to play hockey he used to attend these clinics. Rocky was just terrific with these kids and my son just loved him. 

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