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What Jacob Trouba said on Wednesday about Gallant, this season and more

Jacob Trouba was on the NHL Network on Wednesday and said:

  • What changed for you this past season, “I think there were a mix of a lot of things. Comfort level is something that I’ve talked about before, it takes me a little bit to get comfortable and my first few years were a little overwhelming for me, coming to New York, different city, learning how to live a different lifestyle, pretty much. Slowly it’s progressed, getting more comfortable around teammates, staff, everybody and kind of found my stride and got back to who I was as a hockey player and what makes me good.”
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What Jacob Trouba, Chris Drury and Gerard Gallant said on Tuesday

6:31 PM: Gerard Gallant spoke on MSG after the press conference and said:

  • Does his leadership style remind you of anyone, “That’s a tough one. He reminds me of an Adam Foote kind of guy, competitive guy, hard working guy, played hard every shift. That type of guy, I coached Adam a little bit in Columbus, those same type of qualities, as a defenseman also. Another guy is Luke Richardson, a captain of mine in Columbus also, character, leadership, plays the game hard every night and prepares himself to play every game.”
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Rangers name Jacob Trouba 28th Captain in Franchise History

The Rangers have officially announced Jacob Trouba as the 28th Captain in Franchise history.

In a statement, Chris Drury said  “Since he joined the Rangers, Jacob has consistently displayed all of the qualities we want in a leader on and off the ice. As we look to take the next step as an organization, he is a role model for all of our players to follow and the perfect choice to be our captain.”

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Jacob Trouba to reportedly be named next Captain of the Rangers

8:33 AM: Larry Brooks has confirmed that Trouba will be the next Captain.

Brooks writes that Trouba was looked at last year as the “de facto” Captain of the team and organized many of the team’s off-ice activities. (NY Post)

6:49 AM: Former Rangers goalie Kevin Weekes tweets that he is told that Jacob Trouba will be named the next Captain of the Rangers “within 24 hours.”

Trouba was reportedly “about” to be named Captain prior to last season before someone “above” Gerard Gallant, and possibly Chris Drury, decided to go with the six alternate Captains. 

The Rangers have been without a Captain since Ryan McDonagh was traded at the 2018 Trade Deadline to Tampa Bay.

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Where the Captain situation is with the Rangers

Arthur Staple writes in The Athletic that Jacob Trouba was “about to be named Captain” prior to this past season and then someone “above” Gerard Gallant decided to go with the six alternate Captains. 

Staple writes that the decision may also have come from “above” Chris Drury as well. (The Athletic)

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The Rangers will have SIX alternate captains this season

6:13PM: Gerard Gallant explained the decision as “there was a lot of discussion about what I’ve had in the past, and when Dru told me you know, ultimately you’re going to make the final decision on this and that’s what I came up with so that’s what I feel very comfortable with our group and like I said there are six guys, I think they’re announced and that you guys know them. They are all legitimate captains, they are all good leaders and I just feel very strongly with this group and me being with them for only a month that we’re taking the best direction and that’s gonna help our team the most.”

11:16AM:  The Rangers have announced that they will have SIX alternate captains this season:

Artemi Panarin, Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad, Jacob Trouba, Ryan Strome and Barclay Goodrow.

On multiple occasions during the offseason and training camp the Rangers have said that they will have a Captain this season.