6/15/19 | Larry Brooks writes that the Rangers are “pushing mighty hard” for Trouba. (NY Post)
5/31/19 | Bob McKenzie said on Friday’s Bobcast “year away from UFA, he has not been willing to sign a long-term contract with the Jets and being a year away he is quite likely to be traded. There will be no shortage of suitors and I think the New York Rangers will be all over that one, among others.”
4/22/19 | Larry Brooks wrote that that the Rangers are are likely to have interest in Winnipeg defenseman and pending RFA Jacob Trouba this summer. (NY Post)
Trouba, 25, is one of many players on Winnipeg in need of a new contract including Patrick Laine (RFA), Kyle Connor (RFA), Tyler Myers (UFA) and former Ranger Kevin Hayes (UFA).
Trouba, a right shot defenseman, is finishing up a one-year deal worth $5.5 million that was awarded through arbitration last summer.
Last summer Trouba asked for $7 million in arbitration while the Jets countered with $4 million. (THN)
Trouba has arbitration rights again this summer and Larry Brooks writes that he is likely to command at least $7 million per season in his new deal. (NY Post)
When asked on Monday if he wanted to remain in Winnipeg Trouba said that it was the “same answer as always” and that things will be figured out in the summer. (Sportsnet)
Trouba played with JT Miller (2010-11) and Brady Skjei (2010-2012) on the 2010-11 US National Development team and with Brendan Lemieux in Winnipeg.
This past season with Winnipeg Trouba had eight goals, 42 assists and an average of 22:53 per game.
Adam Rotter: Trouba would certainly be a big add for the Rangers and join Brady Skjei as a building block on defense. The Rangers pursuit of Trouba could come via an offer sheet but likely to be a trade that would see the Rangers use some of the assets they’ve accumulated over the last year plus. The cost would likely be a young defenseman (Neal Pionk or Tony DeAngelo), maybe a prospect or two and maybe Winnipeg getting their first round pick back. The Rangers won’t be the only team interested in Trouba but they would match up with the Jets and have the cap space to sign him up long-term.