Wild sign Troumbly
The Wenatchee Wild have signed 19-year-old forward and Bovey, MN native Ben Troumbly. Troumbly played one season of junior hockey in 2020-21 with the NAHL’s Bismarck Bobcats. In 53 regular season games played, Troumbly picked up six goals and 13 assists for 19 points. In the playoffs, he collected two goals in six games. He’s committed to St. Cloud State University in Minnesota for the 2022-23 season.
“Ben is a Junior Hockey-experienced forward we are excited about having in the Wild organization. Troumbly comes with the reputation as a relentless worker with a very high compete level and the attacking mentality that we look for here in Wenatchee. We expect Ben to be a big part of our offense and leadership groups. Prior to last season in Junior hockey, Ben played for Greenway High School (MN) and is committed to St. Cloud State University of the NCHC,” said Mendelson.
During his time at Greenway High School, Troumbly collected 16 goals and 28 assists for 44 points in 23 regular season games. During the playoffs, he picked up two goals and three assists for five points in two games.
For Troumbly, the Wild seemed like a good fit based on what he heard about the organization.
“I’ve only heard big things about the organization, good coaches, they have nice facilities, so yeah I mean just really good experience I thought for myself to come play for Wenatchee,” Troumbly said.
Head coach Chris Clark talked about the addition of Troumbly to the team.
“Ben is an experienced forward who fits in very well with the way we like to play in Wenatchee. He is a very competitive kid but also has really good offensive instincts. Ben also brings a very professional demeanor to our room. We look forward to working with Ben as he continues his development in preparation for college hockey at St. Cloud State in 2022,” Clark said.
Troumbly said he’s definitely looking forward to the experience in Wenatchee, getting better and the lifestyle there. He touched on how the team focuses on individual player development and how he thinks they do a really good job of that.
“I’m really looking forward to going out there and learning a lot from the coaches, just getting better,” Troumbly said.
For Troumbly, he wants to get stronger and get his offensive play a lot better by learning that side of the game more.
“I think the BCHL is a really good league for that and getting better offensively, so kind of learning stuff from the coaches and the style of the play the league is and taking that into college,” Troumbly said.
Troumbly will have some familiar faces this season as well as he knew a couple other players from Minnesota before camp. Once he arrived at camp, he met a couple others that also made the team.
“Seems like we’re going to have a really good group and seems like really good guys,” Troumbly said.
When it comes to his play on ice, he says he likes to be aggressive, play hard and get in the other team’s face. He also touched on how he’s a pretty offensive guy who likes to get points.
However, off-ice fans should look for a real mellow and respect kid.