Vincent Trocheck grew up idolizing Jaromir Jagr’s slick moves, but even he could never have predicted what music request Jagr had after a Florida Panthers victory in 2015.
How about a little “Poison” by Alice Cooper?
“He’s a great hockey player but a terrible DJ,” Trocheck wrote Tuesday in an article on The Players’ Tribune.
The Panthers forward touched on a several different topics throughout his article including his excitement upon finding out Jagr was traded to Florida, how he tried on several occasions to catch a glimpse of Jagr’s mullet when he played in Pittsburgh and playing on Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey in 2016.
Trocheck, 24, describes the under-23 squad at the World Cup of Hockey as “the sickest (the sickest) team of all-time (of all-time) and you can fight me about that.”
[blockquote]I’m not sure how everyone in the hockey community felt about the tournament — but being a part of Team NA was truly an amazing experience. I think people are going to look back on that group in 20 years and just be like, Uh … what? All those guys played on one team?[/blockquote]
Trocheck also touches on this year’s edition of the Panthers and how, despite being in last place in the Eastern Conference, they feel good about their future.
[blockquote]We know we have a lot to experience as a young team. (Including welcoming Jágs back in January … with some Poison maybe?) But we’re ready to compete. We want to battle at the top of the division. We want to win a playoff series, and we know we’re capable of it.[/blockquote]