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Rangers Vincent Trocheck awarded Stephen McDonald extra effort award

Published April 8, 2024 at 9:38

Prior to the beginning of the Montreal Canadiens Rangers game, Rangers forward Vincent Trocheck received the honor of the Stephen McDonald extra effort award. The award is presented annually to a Rangers player who has gone above and beyond the call of duty.

The award was adopted since the 1987- 1988 NHL season after New York City police detective Steven McDonald who was a devoted Rangers fan and was shot in the line of duty on July 12 1986. Mr. MacDonald passed away on January 10th 2017.

Trocheck, has seen his share of adversity throughout his career with numerous injuries that have crippled his game and has missed large portions of seasons. As mentioned in his interview, this is his second season with the Rangers and has been adopted by the fans and by the team quickly which has humbled him and felt quite honored.

Trochek, has had a great season with the Rangers which includes a trip to the All-Star game, and having an extremely productive offensive season. Through 78 games, he has scored 25 goals with 50 assists for 75 points and is a + 16.

This season to date, is his best total in offensive output since his time with the Florida Panthers in 2017-2018. Rangers fans expect much from him as the team prepares to closeout the season and be ready for the first round of the playoffs which will begin on April 21st.
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