Vince Trocheck
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Vince Trocheck

Hometown:

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1993-07-11

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2011

Height:

5-10

Acquired:

3rd round (64th overall), 2011

Weight:

184 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2008-09: Vince Trocheck played for the Detroit Little Ceasar’s club. Trocheck was chosen in the second round, 24th overall, of the 2009 OHL Priority Selection by the Saginaw Spirit.

2009-10: In his OHL rookie season, Trocheck played in 68 games for the Spirit. He scored 15 goals and added 28 assists for 43 points. In 6 playoff games, Trocheck scored 2 goals and added 2 assists for 4 points.

2010-11: In 68 games for the Spirit, Trocheck scored 26 goals and added 36 assists for 62 points to go along with 60 penalty minutes. In 12 playoff games, Trocheck scored 6 goals and added 5 assists for 11 points. Trocheck played for Team Orr at the 2011 CHL Home Hardware Top Prospects Game, scoring 1 goal in his team’s 7-1 win over Team Cherry.

2011-12:  Trocheck was the leading scorer for the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit in his third major junior season. He scored 29 goals with 56 assists in 65 games and was plus-15 with 65 penalty minutes. The Spirit turned things around after getting off to a slow start. Saginaw finished third in the West Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. In 12 playoff games Trocheck scored 5 goals with 6 assists and was minus-two with 10 penalty minutes. He was invited to USA Hockey’s U20 Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid for the 2013 World Junior Championship in August, 2012.

2012-13: Trocheck was the OHL’s leading scorer despite going from Saginaw to Plymouth in a mid-season trade and won a gold medal skating for the USA in the 2013 World Junior Championship. In 63 OHL games he scored 50 goals with 59 assists and was +49 with 58 penalty minutes. Ten of his goals were scored on the power play and he also scored five times shorthanded. Plymouth finished first in the West Division and lost to London in the Western Conference finals. Trocheck scored 10 goals with 14 assists in 15 playoff games and was +11 with 8 penalty minutes. In seven games at the WJC he scored 3 goals with 3 assists and was +5 with 10 penalty minutes. The USA defeated Sweden, 3-1, in the championship game.

 

Talent Analysis

Trochek is always among the hardest workers on the ice. He uses his vision, hockey smarts and work ethic to become an effective force up and down the ice, and his OHL scoring title proves that he has developed into an offensive threat. He shows good quickness and agility even without a blazing top speed, and he relies on his ability to read plays to get himself into a good position.

 

Future

Trocheck has an opportunity to vault from the junior ranks to the NHL this fall. With the Panthers forward unit in a transitional period, there will be several spots open for prospects this year and Trocheck looks primed to try to grab one of them. If he does not make the NHL roster, he will start the year in the AHL and look to build off of the success he had last season. If his scoring translates to professional hockey as it should, Trocheck could eventually become an above average second-line forward.

 

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