Penguins defenseman Zach Trotman has decided to call it a career and has announced his retirement, per an announcement on his Instagram page.  He was set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

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The 30-year-old spent the past four seasons with Pittsburgh in a depth role, seeing NHL action in his first three seasons with the team.  However, injuries (including a torn meniscus in training camp) limited him to just eight appearances with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2020-21 and in Trotman’s announcement, he cited injuries as the reason for him hanging up his skates.