Jacob Trouba Re-Signs With Winnipeg
The holdout is over.
Jacob Trouba has re-signed with the Winnipeg Jets on Monday, inking a two-year deal worth $6 million.The new deal will pay the 22-year old $2.5 million US this season, and $3.5 million next season.
Trouba was widely known for missing out on training camp and Winnipeg’s start to the season over a dispute. This dispute led to a September press release that the blue-liner had requested a trade out of Winnipeg. Luckily, both sides came to an agreement before December 1st, at which point if Trouba had not come to an agreement on terms of a new contract, he would have been forced to sit out the entire NHL season.
The issue surrounding Trouba’s request of a trade was the lack of opportunity to play on his natural right side on defense. However, that won’t be that much of an issue as that particular position opened up with the recent injury to Tyler Myers, who has since landed on the injured reserve list.
The possibility of a sign-and-trade still exists, with the first year of Trouba’s new deal serving as a low cap hit for a player with plenty of potential down the road. For now, Jacob Trouba is back where he belongs. He recorded six goals and 15 assists in 81 games with the Jets last season.