Former LSSU star Trotman destined to get NHL chance

Former Lake Superior State hockey star Zach Trotman is destined to be an NHL player by this time next summer.

The Bruins website announced their 2-year extension with the defenseman Friday.

The first year of the contract calls for a 2-way deal, which allows Trotman to play for the Bruins or their AHL affiliate in Providence.

However, the second year of the deal will be an NHL contract.  So Trotman is destined to an NHL player by the 2015-2016 season at the latest.

Trotman was picked by the Bruins in the 7th round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

He made his NHL debut with Boston this season on December 28th at Ottawa.   He also played against the LA Kings at the TD Garden in Boston January 14th but did not record a point in either contest.

Trotman scored 19 goals and assisted on 30 more during his three seasons with Lake Superior State University from 2009-2012.