Brock Trotter has officially put pen to paper on a contract that will see him play out the 2021-22 hockey season as a professional within Brasov, Romania.
Located in a city of roughly 250K, ASC Corona plays out of the Erste Liga, which consists of 11 teams based out of Hungary and Romania. Last year, Brasov went 27-4-5 for 82 points to finish atop the league in 36 contests. The team fell to SC Csikszereda in the finals, falling just short of its championship aspirations.
Trotter, a 34-year-old forward, has spent the better part of the past 10 years overseas continuing his professional career within various markets in Europe. From the KHL to the Finnish Liga to Sweden to Slovakia, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound forward has been able to work on his geography while continuing to make a living playing the game he loves.
Having played his minor hockey with the Brandon Wheat Kings’ AAA program, Trotter moved on to the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Dauphin Kings before spending three years with the NCAA’s University of Denver. Four years of professional hockey within the Montreal Canadiens’ organization culminated with a back injury that forced him to miss two years of play from 2012-14.
Most recently, Trotter suited up with Rouen of the Magnus Ligue in France. He had five goals and 15 points in 20 games before moving to ASC Corona. The Brandonite’s career highlights include two games in the NHL with the Habs as well as a championship last year with Rouen.