Barry Trotz resigns as Washinton Capitals coach
The Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz has informed the Washington Capitals that he has resigned. Trotz has been the head coach for the Capitals for the past four seasons and lead the Capitals to their first ever Stanley Cup.
Trotz’s decision comes as a shock to fans and commentators as everything between Trotz and the Capitals looked great. The next head coach of the Capitals will have huge shoes to fill.
Trotz reportedly had an automatic two-year extension kick in when the Caps won the Stanley Cup.
Here is the statement released by the Capitals.
Barry Trotz informed the organization today of his decision to resign as head coach of the Washington Capitals. We are obviously disappointed by Barry’s decision, but would like to thank Barry for all his efforts the past four years and for helping bring the Stanley Cup to Washington. Barry is a man of high character and integrity and we are grateful for his leadership and for all that he has done for our franchise.