Trotter re-joins Canadiens

Forward Brock Trotter has returned to the fold of the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens.

Trotter inked a one-year, two-way NHL / American Hockey League contract.

In 2010-11, Trotter tallied 26 points (9 goals, 17 assists), scored three power-play goals, recorded 74 shots, posted a +3 plus / minus rating while averaging 14:26 on-ice time in 49 games with Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Trotter, 24, played in 172 regular season games with the Hamilton Bulldogs from 2007-10, recording 135 points (57 goals, 78 assists). The Brandon, Man., native registered 77 points in 75 games in his last season with the ‘Dogs (2009-10), leading the team and finishing fourth in the AHL in goals with 36.

In the post-season, the 5’10”, 180-pound forward ranked second on the team with 19 points in 19 Calder Cup Playoff contests (8 goals, 11 assists).

Trotter joined the organization as a free agent on Feb. 7, 2008 and made his NHL debut with Montreal on Feb. 6, 2010, skating in two games with the Canadiens during the 2009-10 season.