Washington Capitals general manager Barry Trotstz said he will keep his job, but his staff will be looking for help in free agency, according to a league source.
Trotz was fired by the Columbus Blue Jackets this week after the team went 7-9-3 and finished outside of the playoffs.
Trotsz was hired by the Capitals after spending five years with the Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks.
“I’m disappointed with the way the last couple of years have gone for me,” Trotz said.
“The organization has been so successful.
We’re going forward. “
We’re going to keep going.
We’re going forward.
I’m not looking for anything in particular.
I’ve got a great group of people in place, so we’re going with the flow.”
Trotz has one year left on his contract and is scheduled to make $5 million this season.
He will earn $2.9 million in base salary this season and $3.4 million next season.
The Capitals, who won just one game in their first 10 games, are now off to a 3-2-1 start and will finish with the second-best record in the NHL, behind the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Washington Capitals defeated the Columbus Blues 2-1 on Saturday to end their three-game road trip.