Aboriginal Spotlight: Jordy Trottier
Jordy Trottier is fulfilling his dream of playing professional hockey this season. The 23-year-old Metis is a rookie forward with the Illinois-based Bloomington Blaze, who compete in the Central Hockey League (CHL).
The CHL, a minor pro circuit, is considered a couple of steps below the National Hockey League, where Trottier’s uncle Bryan carved himself a Hall of Fame career.During his pro playing days, which lasted 18 seasons, Bryan Trottier won the Stanley Cup six times, four with the New York Islanders and twice more with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He then won a seventh title while serving as an assistant coach for the Colorado Avalanche. And he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997, the first year he was eligible.
Though he never made it to the NHL, Jordy’s father Monty was also a pro player. During the ’80s he had stints with teams in three different minor pro leagues.Jordy’s uncle Rocky (Bryan and Monty’s youngest brother) is also an ex-pro. He spent most of his pro career in the minors but did play 38 games in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils.
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