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Vincent Trocheck is posting points in bunches as captain for Saginaw in fourth OHL season.

Wednesday, 11.21.2012 / 3:00 PM / News
By Mike Lewis  - FloridaPanthers.com
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Vincent Trocheck (Saginaw Spirit)

To say Vincent Trocheck has been the Saginaw Spirit’s go-to-guy this season is an understatement. 



Trocheck has been on fire since the season started. The 19 year-old, Pittsburgh native has been having a very big season and it’s only November. With 24 games played this season for the Saginaw Spirit, Trocheck has scored 35 points (15-20-35). That has him tied for seventh in scoring among all scorers in the Ontario Hockey League.

Being near the top of the league in points isn’t the only big thing that has happened to Trocheck this season. The Saginaw center was named Captain at the start of the 2012-13 campaign and became the sixth Saginaw player in franchise history to hit the 200 point marker. He solidified his name in Saginaw’s record books with an assist on Oct. 8 against Erie. 



“Vinny is off to a strong start”, said Panthers Director of Scouting Scott Luce. “He currently sits in the Top 10 in OHL scoring and is an offensive threat whenever he is on the ice. 

“He continues to develop his three zone play and his shift to shift consistency. He is relied upon to produce offense on a team that is trying hard to move up in the standings.”


A third round selection (64th overall) by the Panthers in the 2011 NHL Draft, Trocheck has been making a statement in his fourth season with the Spirit. He has already reached one milestone and has the chance to set another this season. With 140 assists in his time with Saginaw, he just passed the former franchise record of 134. He sits currently at 220 points, 27 points below the Saginaw all-time scoring mark of 247. Judging by his previous two seasons where he had a 62-point year, followed by an 85-point campaign, Trocheck could very well become the team’s new all-time points leader soon.

Most likely in the final junior campaign of his career, Trocheck will look to turn pro and make an impact with the Panthers as soon as possible.



“Like all of our prospects, Vinny will have to spend time in the minors to further his development before he gets a shot at the NHL,” said Luce. “How he does there will impact his arrival in the NHL.

“Vinny brings a high level of compete coupled with offense. He is strong in the face-off circle and can if needed, play a solid two way game. He will need time to adjust to the Pro pace and strength of opposing players.”


Although Saginaw is not at the top of the standings in the OHL, Trocheck is making the most of his opportunities. As team captain, he is setting a strong example for the younger players to follow and is proving to everyone he wants to play with the best in the world at the NHL level.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 51 32 15 4 166 133 68
2 MTL 48 32 13 3 128 108 67
3 DET 50 29 12 9 149 129 67
4 NYI 49 32 16 1 158 139 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 BOS 50 27 16 7 134 124 61
7 NYR 47 28 15 4 139 112 60
8 WSH 49 25 14 10 144 125 60
9 FLA 47 21 16 10 115 132 52
10 PHI 51 22 22 7 140 151 51
11 OTT 48 20 19 9 136 136 49
12 TOR 51 22 25 4 144 156 48
13 NJD 50 19 22 9 113 138 47
14 CBJ 48 21 24 3 120 151 45
15 CAR 49 17 26 6 105 129 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 47 16 13 -2 29
A. Ekblad 47 7 21 6 28
J. Huberdeau 44 9 17 0 26
J. Jokinen 46 4 21 -3 25
B. Boyes 45 10 12 2 22
J. Hayes 38 13 7 1 20
S. Bergenheim 36 8 9 2 17
A. Barkov 36 5 10 -6 15
B. Campbell 47 3 12 0 15
D. Kulikov 42 1 13 -4 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 18 12 8 .920 2.41
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .891 2.96
 
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