By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Zach Trotman has spent the past few years in the Penguins organization and now decides to hang up his skates.
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Trotman announced on social media Saturday that he would be retiring from hockey due to the physical strain the game placed on his body.
I owe my sincere thanks to the entire organization @WBSPenguins and @penguins, including their incredible fans. This wasn’t the time or the way I wanted to go out, but I will have many fond memories to look back on. Thanks and cheers! pic.twitter.com/yId6uh8nBc
– Zach Trotman (@ Ztrotman4) June 20, 2021
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The 30-year-old defender has been with the Penguins organization for the past four seasons and played most of the time at Wilkes-Barre / Scranton with the team’s minor league club.
In his announcement, Trotman noted that he does not want to step back from the game, but that his body “can no longer handle the punches”.
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Trotman was drafted in the 7th Round from Boston in 2010 and spent many years in the Bruins organization before signing as a free agent with the Penguins in 2017.