- Played for the WHL’s Regina Pats from 1979-1982 (1980 WHL Champions) and hometown Dauphin, MB Kings (1983 MJHL & Anavet Cup Champions)
- Began his coaching career as an assistant coach at the University of Manitoba in 1984. The following season, he became the GM and head coach for the Dauphin Kings.
- Trotz has coached hockey at various levels, including the University of Manitoba (CIS), the Dauphin Kings (CJAHL), various clubs in the IHL/AHL, winning the Calder Cup Championship in 1994
- Named the head coach of the Nashville Predators in 1997 and won his 500th NHL game with a 4–1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on March 30, 2012
- Trotz was assistant coach for Team Canada at the IIHF World Championships three times: 2002, 2003 (when they won the gold medal) and 2009.
Dauphin, MB, Canada
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