Though he was a first round selection taken just eighth overall in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft right-winger Rocky Trottier played just a handful of games in the National Hockey League.
Trottier, a Climax, Saskatchewan native was drafted while in the midst of his four year stay in the Western Hockey League by the New Jersey Devils and popped up on their roster the same season he was completing his Junior career.
Trottier, who scored 34 goals and 84 points in his final season with the Medicine Hat Tigers in 1983-84 suited up with the Devils for five games that same year and scored a goal and an assist. The next year the Devils gave him a longer look penciling him into the lineup for 33 games. But the right-winger responded with just five goals and 8 points in that time and spent the majority of that campaign in the minors with the Maine Mainers. Trottier's older brother Bryan was a superstar with another local club, the New York Islanders, and Rocky was unable to emerge from his immense shadow.
After playing two more full seasons with the Mariners and failing to impress the New Jersey brass, Trottier found himself playing in Sweden for the 1987-88 season and he was out of hockey all together the following year.
After a year away from the ice Rocky took one more kick at the can and joined the Hershey Bears in 1989. While he scored 15 goals in 49 games, he didn't capture the attention of any NHL clubs and finished his career.