The Rangers have announced that they have acquired defenseman Jacob Trouba from Winnipeg in exchange for Neal Pionk and the 20th pick in the draft.
The Rangers had previously acquired the #20 pick from Winnipeg, along with Brendan Lemieux, for Kevin Hayes.
Trouba, 25, is an RFA and one-year away from being a UFA.
His cap hit last season was $5.5 million.
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It had been suggested that the Rangers could use the 20th pick as part of a package to possibly acquire Jacob Trouba from Winnipeg.
Adam Rotter: Wow, the Rangers wanted Trouba and they got him and for far less than expected. It was believed that a deal for Trouba would likely include #20 going back to Winnipeg, either Pionk or Tony DeAngelo and probably another piece or two but instead the Rangers are able to land Trouba for just two pieces. A long-term extension is surely on the way as the Rangers land their replacement for Ryan McDonagh and are able to do so without surrendering Libor Hajek, Nils Lundkvist or any of their other defense prospects. Pionk is a nice player and someone the Jets can slot in on defense but he was definitely expendable after a big dip in his play during the second half of the year. This is a big move for the Rangers as they add a big piece on defense and someone who can pair with Brady Skjei to form the beginning of their next defense core.