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Trotter Signs NHL Deal with Canadiens

CHN Staff Report

Denver's leading scorer, Brock Trotter, has signed a pro contract with the Montreal Canadiens.

The sophomore forward was sat out of the lineup for last weekend's two losses at Minnesota State, did not travel with the team, and has not practiced this week. But Denver coach George Gwozdecky had declined to make any formal statement about his status.

With speculation continuing to linger, Trotter, a 20-year old native of Brandon, Manitoba, signed a three-year entry level deal with the Canadiens and will report to their AHL affiliate in Hamilton, Ontario.

Choosing to put a nondescript spin on it, Gwozdecky said only this in a statement put out by the school Thursday night: "We're really happy for Brock and his opportunity with the Montreal Canadiens," Gwozdecky said. "Brock accomplished a lot in his three years with our program and we wish him continued success during his professional hockey career."

Trotter had 16 goals and 40 points in 40 games last season. In his first season, he played five games before getting injured and missing the rest of the season. He received a medical redshirt, which enabled to retain four years of eligibility.

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