The 56-year-old Islanders coach secured his 783rd career victory to move past Al Arbour.
Trotz sits 461 wins back of all-time leader Scotty Bowman but isn't far behind Ken Hitchcock, who entered Monday in third with 832 victories.
After winning his first Stanley Cup with the Capitals last season, Trotz resigned because of a contract dispute. He was hired by the Islanders in June.
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