There were stretches of last season when the Panthers didn’t have Barkov, Huberdeau, or both. However, despite all their injuries, there was never a time last season when the Panthers were without Vincent Trocheck. Trocheck wasn’t just healthy last season; he was good. He led the team with 54 points last season.
At age 24, Vincent is about to start the second year of his six-year contract, making him a similar story to Barkov and Huberdeau. If Florida wants an alternate captain that can stay on the ice and lead by example, Trocheck is a solid choice.