|Written by Brendan Ross|
May 2013 - Trocheck has been awarded the Red Tilson Trophy as the OHL's most outstanding player for 2012-13. The annual award is voted on by writers and broadcasters who cover the league. Trocheck had 109 points in 63 games to go along with an incredible plus-59 rating. Nathan Kanter
April 2013- Trocheck has carried over his dominating play from the regular season into the OHL playoffs. In the 10 games he played during the first two playoff rounds, Trocheck put up nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points, good enough for first in the league. The third round will see his game really be put to the test, as his second-seeded Whalers take on the first-seeded London Knights in what is sure to be a long, hard fought series. Nathan Kanter
March 2013 - On the last day of the OHL regular season, Vincent Trocheck picked up a trio of assists to surpass Sarnia's Charlie Sarault to earn the OHL Scoring Title. Trocheck finished his fourth major junior season with 50 goals and 109 points in 63 games with the Saginaw Spirit and Plymouth Whalers. He remains an excellent NHL prospect and does not receive the attention that he deserves, making him a fantasy asset that could be acquired cheaper than his skill warrants. In the recent OHL Western Conference Coaches' Poll, Vincent Trocheck received honours in the following categories: Most Dangerous in the Goal Area (3rd), Best on Faceoffs (1st) and Best Shootout Shooter (2nd). Brendan Ross
February 2013 - Since coming over from Saginaw in a trade, Whalers forward Vincent Trocheck has racked up 14 goals and 16 assists and 30 points in only 13 games. In that time, Trocheck's team has went 9-3-0-1 and the crafty forward has points in all but one game. Trocheck is quickly ascending up the OHL scoring charts and only sits a handful of points back from first place. With a strong ending, Trocheck could skate away with the OHL scoring title and Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy. Brendan Ross
January 2013 - Plymouth Whalers' newly acquired forward Vincent Trocheck was named OHL Player of the Week (ending January 27th) after leading the league with four goals and nine points in four weekly games. Trocheck is a rising prospect that does not get the recognition he deserves in fantasy circles. Get him on your radar. Brendan Ross
January 2013 - Trocheck was a pleasant surprise at the WJC, playing a strong two-way game, killing penalties and adding six points (three goals) in seven games. He is a tenacious forward who plays bigger than his size, fighting for every square foot of ice every shift. Trocheck's game should translate well to the pro level and his style and attention to defense will endear himself to any coach. He projects as a checking winger who can also supply some offense. Rich Dillon
December 2012 - Trocheck was one of the 27 American players named to the USA Preliminary roster for the upcoming 2013 World Junior Championships. Trocheck is a virtual lock to make the USA squad as the team searches for offensive options. Brendan Ross
April, 2012 –Trocheck, an undersized forward, skating for Saginaw is a treat to watch play hockey. Despite playing in a smaller frame, Trocheck is a gritty forward that shows a willingness to get to the dirty areas of the ice to score goals. It is not uncommon to find Trocheck in a board battle against a larger opponent and him coming out of the scrum with the puck. Trocheck is a playmaking center that makes his teammates better as evident by his sizeable assist totals (56; 2nd in OHL) this past season. At times, Trocheck can over handle the puck and be individualistic but he’s a confident player that loves to have the puck on his stick.
Fantasy Outlook: C+
Trocheck projects to be a playmaker at the NHL level and his skillset should make him a productive pro player especially if given power play opportunities.
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