I woke up in Adirondack, went to pregame skate this morning, came out and coach told me I had to head back to the hotel and get my stuff ready in case I got the call-up today. So I went back, kind of rushed, got the stuff packed and then I ended up getting called up at about 12:30. Took an hour for us to find a way to get from Glens Falls up to Ottawa. Ended up taking a cab about four and a half hours to the border, got in a car service up there and got to the rink about five minutes before warm-ups started. So it’s been a whirlwind it still kind of seems a little surreal.
-Zach Trotman, on his experience before playing in his first NHL game in Ottawa on December 28