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Jacob Trouba Agrees To Terms With The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, July 19, 2019 – The New York Rangers announced today that the team has agreed to terms with restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Trouba.

Trouba, 25, skated in 82 games with Winnipeg this past season, registering eight goals and 42 assists for 50 points, along with a plus-eight rating and 58 penalty minutes. He established career-highs in several categories in 2018-19, including games played, assists, and points. Trouba was tied for ninth among NHL defensemen in assists during the past season (tied with Erik Karlsson and Victor Hedman), and he also ranked 13th among NHL defensemen in points during the season. Of the 13 NHL defensemen who recorded 50 or more points in 2018-19, Trouba received the least amount of power play ice time during the season (168:52; next lowest was Thomas Chabot – 205:41). In addition, Trouba’s 42 assists were the second-most by an NHL defenseman 25 years old or younger this past season (trailing only Morgan Rielly), and his 50 points were the third-most by an NHL defenseman 25 years old or younger (trailing only Rielly and Chabot). He also ranked sixth in the NHL in blocked shots in 2018-19 (171).

The 6-3, 202-pounder led the Jets in total ice time (1,876:00), total shorthanded ice time (201:57), and blocked shots, ranked second in average ice time (22:53) and average shorthanded ice time (2:28), tied for second in power play assists (15), ranked third in assists and even strength assists (25), and tied for fourth in points (50; tied with Patrik Laine) in 2018-19. Trouba tallied 35 points (five goals, 30 assists) over the final 44 games of the regular season. He helped Winnipeg advance to the Stanley Cup Playoffs during the past season, and he recorded one assist in six playoff contests.

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Paul's avatar

With the signing, Trouba avoids arbitration.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/19/19 at 03:03 PM ET

Paul's avatar

And beyond, locked up for 7 years.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/19/19 at 03:06 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

They better hope he’s a good fit!

Posted by TreKronor on 07/19/19 at 03:23 PM ET

SYF's avatar

From Puckpedia’s twitter:

Trouba Contract:

19-20: $4M Salary, $8M Signing Bonus
20-21: $2M Salary, $8M SB
21-22: $2M Salary, $6M SB
22-23: $6M Salary
23-24: $8M Salary
24-25: $6M Salary
25-26: $6M Salary

Dear Gord….

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/19/19 at 03:39 PM ET


So how much does that make Roman Josi worth now?

Posted by evileye on 07/19/19 at 03:47 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

The rangers continue to be in a tough cap spot and a goalie who is not getting younger.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/19/19 at 04:02 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Is he overpaid?  Aren’t they all? LOL

Posted by bigfrog on 07/19/19 at 09:23 PM ET

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