David Thomas Trottier - Born June 25, 1906 in Pembroke, Ontario – Died November 14, 1956 was a Canadian ice Hockey left winger.
Trottier played his junior Hockey with the St. Michael's Majors of the Ontario Hockey Association / OHA from 1923-1925 before joining the Toronto Varsity Grads in the OHA senior league from 1925 to 1928.
The Varsity Grads won the 1927 Allan Cup championship, with Trottier scoring 9 goals, 7 assists in the playoffs. The Toronto team was then sent to the Winter Olympic Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland in 1928 to represent Canada. Trottier scored 12 goals, 3 assists in the 3 games Canada played, as they won the Gold Medal.
Trottier was signed as a free agent by the Montreal Maroons, April 8, 1928. His rights were later awarded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, who then traded him to the Maroons for $15,000, November 27, 1928.
Trottier began his NHL career with the Maroons in the 1928-29 season, playing 37 games in his first season but recording only 2 goals and 4 assists. He also play 2 games during the season for the Montreal Victorias of the Montreal City Hockey League.
In the 1931-32 season, Trottier scored 26 goals, 18 assists in 48 games. But his game featured more than scoring -- Trottier was also earning a reputation as one of the pro game's best checking forwards.
In the 1934-35 season, he was an important part of the Maroons' drive to the 1935 Stanley Cup championship, a playoffs that climaxed in a three-game sweep of the Maple Leafs in the best-of-five finals. Trottier scored the overtime winner in game 1, and had 3 points in the playoffs.
Trottier played 3 more seasons in Montreal, and was then traded to the Detroit Red Wings for cash, December 13, 1938. Trottier played his final 11 NHL games in Detroit, scoring just 1 goal, 1 assist, and was sent to the Pittsburgh Hornets of the American Hockey League / AHL to finish the season, and then retired.
Trottier played in 446 regular season NHL games, scoring 121 goals, 113 assists, and 4 goals, 3 assists in 31 NHL playoff games.