Trocheck scored a goal and three points with a plus-2 rating in a 6-5 shootout victory against the Capitals on Friday. The Panthers have continued to change up their lines, but Trocheck keeps producing regardless of who's been skating with early this season. Through five games, Trocheck has two goals and seven points. After Friday, he also raised his plus/minus to even. Trocheck is a candidate to average a point per game this season and has become an elite scoring option for owners.
Trocheck is at a point-per-game pace but head coach Bob Boughner rotated his wingers once again during Thursday's practice, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports. Despite having four points through the first four games of the season, Trocheck has seen his line blended more than once. Mike Hoffman has been moved on and off the line, and during Wednesday's practice, Jonathan Huberdeau was moved to the fourth line. Now, it looks as though Trocheck will slide to the wing as Colton Sceviour lines up in the center position for Friday's game against the Capitals.
Trocheck scored his first goal of the season and added an assist in a 3-2 loss to the Canucks on Saturday. Don't worry -- this was just the kitties' third game this season. Trocheck has three points in as many games. The offense will come. It just remains to be seen if his 31-goal, 75-point outburst last season was the exception or the new norm for Trocheck.
Trocheck has just one assist as his only point through three preseason games as he attempts to develop chemistry with his new right winger Mike Hoffman. Last season, both Trocheck and Jonathan Huberdeau had career seasons while playing on the same line, but they have had a rough time during the preseason with Hoffman. Trocheck is the only forward of the three to have any points in the preseason. The Panthers are hopeful these three can click when the regular season starts Oct. 6, but if not, head coach Bob Boughner will be forced to make changes to his second line.
Trocheck scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over Buffalo. What a season for the 24-year-old forward. Trocheck delivered 31 goals and 75 points in 2017-18, but won't be heading to the postseason. The Kitties just couldn't claw their way into the playoffs this year. Still, Trocheck should be a solid fantasy target for 2018-19.
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