Published: Tue, June 18, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

New York Rangers acquire Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets

New York Rangers acquire Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets

It's a surprisingly cheap price to pay for the 25-year-old Trouba, even with his status as a restricted free agent in need of a new contract.

Trouba has been linked to the Rangers for quite some time, dating back to when the defenseman held out for a new a contract and was available via trade.

Jacob Trouba is coming to Broadway.

You would like to think that the Rangers wouldn't have pulled the trigger on this trade unless they were confident of getting a deal done, so don't be surprised if an extension is announced sooner rather than later.

Trouba is just the beginning of what is expected to be a busy offseason for NY. Pionk is also a restricted free agent but will cost less than the more-established Trouba.

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Trouba, a Rochester native, is a former first-round draft pick of the Jets (No. 9 overall in 2012) who recently completed his seventh National Hockey League season.

NYR have acquired defenseman Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick in the 2019 #NHLDraft (originally from WPG).

In all, Trouba has 42 goals and 137 assists for 179 points in 408 regular season games in addition to six points (two goals, four assists) in 27 career playoff games.

The first-round pick in this deal was initially owned by the Jets but was sent to the Rangers prior to the trade deadline to acquire Kevin Hayes, who is a pending unrestricted free agent.

For those curious about Pionk he is a 23 years old right shooting dman from Minnesota who had six goals and 20 assists last year in 73 games for the Rangers.

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