Less than two weeks after overseeing the Washington Capitals’ first Stanley Cup championship, Barry Trotz resigned as coach Monday.
It had been a euphoric two weeks for Trotz and his Capitals. After dropping the first game of the best-of-seven final-round series 6-4 to the Vegas Golden Knights, Washington won the next four games, securing the Cup on June 7 with a 4-3 victory.
Asked after the game whether he’d like to stay with his team, Trotz, 55, said, “Absolutely.”
Last Tuesday at the victory parade in D.C., Trotz celebrated with his players. Toward the end of the route, he dismounted the parade bus, melting into the crowd of fans and handing out high-fives.