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Lake Superior State's Zach Trotman is ready for Bruins Development Camp.

Monday, 07.5.2010 / 7:34 PM ET / Features
By Abigail Seaver  - BostonBruins.com
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Boston Fans Can Root for this Laker
Boston, MA -- Lake Superior State's Zach Trotman is just one of the many newcomers excited for the Bruins fourth annual Development Camp.

"It’s all kind of a rush really," said Trotman, who was the final pick of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

"It happened pretty quick since the draft was just a week ago," he explained. "I don’t really know what to expect yet, but I’m extremely excited to get on the ice and see how I hold up."

Trotman may have been the last selection in Los Angeles, but the Bruins went out of their way to ensure that he would be wearing Black & Gold and even traded a 2011 draft pick in order to snag the defensman.

Bruins Director of Amateur Scouting, Wayne Smith, said Trotman's size (6'3", 195) and confidence with the puck were what caught the B's attention.

"We asked Peter [Chiarelli, the B's GM] to go to the floor and find that [last] pick for us," said Smith. "We didn’t want to leave the draft without [Trotman] and we were fortunate to be able to acquire him."

Trotman feels fortunate to be in Massachusetts with the B's and the blueliner hopes his time with college hockey's Lakers has prepared him for an up-tempo pro-style camp.

"Lake Superior State was always extremely good for me last season," said Trotman. "They allowed me to step in and I got a lot of playing time – power play, penalty kill – and it helped me to develop tremendously."

"I have some offensive upside," added Trotman. "I’m still kind of developing that side of my game, but it’s there."

But as far as what is coming this week, Trotman admitted he's curious.

"I really have no idea what to expect," he said. "I feel like I’m pretty well prepared though."

Trotman added, "One of my teammates went to New York’s development camp last week and told me just a few basic things like agility test, two-man run, push-ups, body weight lift kind of deals."

Even with all of the hard work ahead of him he is excited about attending his first taste of pro hockey.

"Yeah I’m looking forward to it," said Trotman, with a determined tone. "This is it."

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