06/18 14:11 CDT Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals
Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals
By STEPHEN WHYNO
AP Hockey Writer
Barry Trotz has resigned as coach of the Washington Capitals after leading them
to the Stanley Cup.
The team announced the resignation Monday. The 55-year-old Trotz went into the
season without any certainty about his future when ownership and general
manager Brian MacLellan last summer opted not to give him a contract extension.
In a statement, the team thanked Trotz for his efforts the past four years and
said it's grateful for his leadership and what he's done for the franchise.
The Capitals went to the playoffs in all four year under Trotz, including two
Presidents' Trophy-winning seasons in 2015-16 and 2016-17.
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