Rocky Trottier (born April 11, 1964 in Climax, Saskatchewan and raised in Val Marie, Saskatchewan) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 38 games in the National Hockey League over two seasons with the New Jersey Devils.
Trottier, whose brother Bryan was part of the New York Islanders' dynasty of the early 1980s, was drafted by the then-unnamed New Jersey team with their first pick in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft (the Devils had just moved from Denver, Colorado to New Jersey and had not chosen a name yet). He was one of two first round picks the Devils had in that draft; the other, Ken Daneyko, went on to play for the Devils for twenty seasons and was part of every New Jersey playoff run until his retirement at the end of the 2002-2003 season.
In the Devils' 5-2 win at the Izod Center (then known as the Brendan Byrne Arena) on December 17, 1984, Rocky scored on a penalty shot against Edmonton Oilers's goaltender Andy Moog; it was the first penalty shot attempt in the Devils' franchise history.
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