An Edmonton, Alberta native, Branden Troock will begin his eighth professional season with the Allen Americans in 2021-22.
The right winger played four seasons of major junior hockey in the Western Hockey League for the Seattle Thunderbirds. In the Pacific Northwest Troock played 153 games, scoring 108 points (49G, 59A). Midway through his time in Seattle, Troock was drafted 134th overall by the Dallas Stars in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He also was named to the CHL Top Prospects Game.
Troock began his professional career with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League in 2013-14. From 2013-17, Troock split time between the Stars and the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads. While with the Stars, he saw the ice in 99 games and posted 30 points (9G, 27A) while also playing 28 games and scoring 16 points (10G, 6A) with the Steelheads.
During the 2016-17 season, Troock was traded to the Arizona Coyotes, where he finished the season with the AHL’s Tuscon Roadrunners. He appeared in 20 games, finishing the season with 7 points (3G, 4A) while in Arizona. The next season, Troock played for the ECHL’s Greenville Swamp Rabbits before playing a game with the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack. With Greenville, Troock posted a career-high 37 points (16G, 21A) in 35 games. From 2017-20, Troock played for the Atlanta Gladiators, Maine Mariners, Toledo Walleye, South Carolina Stingrays and the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters. In that time he played in 60 games in the ECHL, and 11 with the Monsters. He posted 54 points (22G, 32A) and 5 points (3G, 2A), respectively.
Troock did not play in the 2020-21 season. This will be his first season with the Allen Americans.