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Barry Trotz
Born July 15, 1962 (1962-07-15) (age 47)
Occupation National Hockey League coach

Barry Trotz (born July 15, 1962 in Dauphin, Manitoba) is the head coach of National Hockey League's Nashville Predators. He was previously the coach of the American Hockey League's Baltimore Skipjacks and Portland Pirates, with whom he won an AHL championship in 1994. That same year, he won the Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award, which is awarded to the outstanding coach in the AHL as voted upon by the AHL Broadcasters and Writers.

He became the coach of Predators in 1997, when the team was created. As of 2009, Trotz remains the only coach of the team, having led the Preds to four consecutive playoff appearances. He holds the record for most games coached by the first coach of an NHL franchise.

The record for an expansion franchise was previously held by Terry Crisp while with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Coincidentally, Crisp now works as a radio and TV broadcaster for the Nashville Predators.

Prior to becoming a coach, Trotz played for the WHL's Regina Pats from 1979 to 1982. Barry played his final year of junior hockey in his home town of Dauphin, Manitoba, where the Kings won the MJHL title as well as the Anavet Cup.

Trotz currently lives in Brentwood, TN, with his family; wife Kim and children Shalan, Tyson, Tiana and Nolan.

Coaching record

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
NSH 1998–99 82 28 47 7 - 63 5th in Central Missed playoffs
NSH 1999–00 82 28 40 7 7 70 5th in Central Missed playoffs
NSH 2000–01 82 34 36 9 3 80 3rd in Central Missed playoffs
NSH 2001–02 82 28 41 13 0 69 4th in Central Missed playoffs
NSH 2002–03 82 27 35 13 7 74 4th in Central Missed playoffs
NSH 2003–04 82 38 29 11 4 91 3rd in Central Lost in first round
NSH 2005–06 82 49 25 - 8 106 2nd in Central Lost in first round
NSH 2006–07 82 51 23 - 8 110 2nd in Central Lost in first round
NSH 2007–08 82 41 32 - 9 91 2nd in Central Lost in first round
NSH 2008-09 82 40 34 - 8 88 5th in Central Missed playoffs
Total 820 364 342 60 54


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