Barry Trotz named head coach of Washington Capitals

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Former Nashville Predators head coach Barry Trotz is the new head coach of the Washington Capitals.

Trotz was not retained by the Predators after his 15th season with the team last month. 

He led the Predators to seven playoff appearances, but they only won two playoff series and never advanced past the second round.

In his 15 seasons with the Predators, Trotz’s teams went 557-479-100 record with 60 ties.

The Caps were looking for a new head coach after firing Adam Oates after they missed the playoffs for the first time in seven years. 

Washington also named Brian McClellan the team’s general manager.

Trotz began his professional coaching career in the Washington organization and later became head coach of the Caps minor league franchise in Baltimore and Portland.

He was offered a front office job by the Predators after his contract was not renewed, but he immediately made it known he still wants to coach.

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