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2014WC: Catching Up With Vincent Trocheck

FloridaPanthers.com caught up with the Panthers forward as he skates for Team USA at the World Championship.

Monday, 05.19.2014 / 3:00 PM / World Championship
By FloridaPanthers.com Staff
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2014WC: Catching Up With Vincent Trocheck
FloridaPanthers.com caught up with the Panthers forward as he skates for Team USA at the World Championship.
Forward Vincent Trocheck skates against Belarus in the IIHF World Championship. (Credit: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images)


FloridaPanthers.com caught up with forward
Vincent Trocheck who is playing for Team USA at the World Championship in Minsk, Belarus.

Trocheck has played in five games for Team USA, while averaging 11:36 of ice time. He owns a 53.3% face-off winning percentage in the tournament, most recently winning five of six draws in Team USA’s 3-1 win over Finland on Sunday.


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“It’s been pretty cool experience. Minsk is a really nice city. We have been able to walk around downtown, explore the city, see attractions and stuff like that. The buildings are more modern than you would think and the rink (Minsk Arena) that we play at is unbelievable.

It took a couple of days to adjust to the time difference. I tried to sleep on the plane on the way over, to try to get caught up on their time but it really takes a few days to get adjusted.

Our hotel here is really nice. I am rooming with Johnny Gaudreau. We were together at World Juniors (in UFA, Russia) last year so I know him a little bit.

I’ve been all over the line-up. I played with Gaudreau and captain Justin Abdelkader for a little bit as well as with Jimmy Hayes and Colin McDonald right now. We’ve got a good team, we’ve got a lot of good players, and everybody works hard.

My pregame routine is not really much different than what I usually do back home. We get pasta and chicken, the usual so that works out and then we have a couple of busses that take us over to the rink. We usually get there a couple of hours early and then get into our pregame routines.

Playing Belarus in our first game of the tournament was crazy. The fans here are wild. They are so loud, and with all the chants, it was kind of like being at a European soccer game, it was crazy. It was pretty cool to be able to get the win and to see the crowd get taken out of the game.

I’m not feeling worn down (on the number of games played this season). For my whole life, it’s been hockey year round so I’m kind of used to it. I’m just flattered that I’m over here and representing the U.S.A.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 31

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 46 16 13 -1 29
A. Ekblad 46 7 21 6 28
J. Huberdeau 43 9 17 1 26
J. Jokinen 45 4 21 -3 25
B. Boyes 44 10 12 2 22
J. Hayes 38 13 7 1 20
S. Bergenheim 35 8 9 2 17
A. Barkov 35 5 10 -5 15
B. Campbell 46 3 11 -1 14
D. Kulikov 41 1 13 -3 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 18 11 8 .920 2.42
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .891 2.96
 
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