Zach Trotman's first experience in the NHL did not go as smoothly as he had probably imagined.
Trotman started his day expecting to play in the Providence Bruins' game versus the Adirondack Phantoms in Glens Falls, New York. Instead, he got the call he's been waiting for his entire career.
And he did not have long to savor the moment.
I woke up in Adirondack, went to pregame skate this morning, came out and coach told me I had to head back to the hotel and get my stuff ready in case I got the call-up today. So I went back, kind of rushed, got the stuff packed and then I ended up getting called up at about 12:30. Took an hour for us to find a way to get from Glens Falls up to Ottawa. Ended up taking a cab about four and a half hours to the border, got in a car service up there and got to the rink about five minutes before warm-ups started. So it's been a whirlwind it still kind of seems a little surreal.
Trotman recorded 16:41 time on ice with three shots on goal in the B's loss in Ottawa.
But his time with the big club was short-lived, as the B's assigned Trotman back to Providence, along with Nick Johnson and David Warsofsky.
It remains to be seen if the B's will recall Kevan Miller to fill the spot on the D-line.