It took a few more months, but Barry Trotz finally has a Stanley Cup ring.
Coach New York Islanders, who led the Washington Capitals to their first title in 2018, received his ring from the Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin in the locker room before Washington's 4-1 victory against New York at Barclays Center on Monday.
Islanders from the & # 39; yunkt coach Lane Lambert and goalkeeper coach Mitch the Korn, who were in the state of Washington Trotz, each of them also received his ring before the game.
Trotz, Lambert and Korn trained together in Washington, DC 2014-18, helping the Capitals reach the Stanley Cup playoffs each season. Trotz resigned as coach of Washington on 18 June and has been employed in New York three days later.
"Four years of great memories," she said Trotz addressing Capitals in the locker room visitors Monday. "The work you put in, the friendship that we have done incredible things that we have done together, which lasts a lifetime."
Trotz said the players are able to repeat as champions. "You have to go [the Islanders], "He said with a smile," but you can do it well again. "
Capital and Islanders Metropolitan Division rivals, but Trotz said that he had trouble hating Washington.
"It will be very hard to not like you guys," he said. "It's really, because you always something & # 39;. I"
After the game, Trotz said his speech to the Capitals' This is different. I thanked them for all the wonderful memories that will last a lifetime for me. I said that I could die a happy man. This is one of the goals you since you're a boy. … I'm looking forward to the meeting to get all the good stories. I just told them, I said that there is always a special place in my heart, with this group, and I hope to do the same thing with this group, so they can experience it.
"This is what we are building for."
NHL.com Deputy Editor Brian Compton contributed to this report