Jacob Trouba signed a two-year, six million dollar contract with the Winnipeg Jets after a holdout that felt like an eternity. The 22 year-old right shot defenceman drafted ninth overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft ended the holdout with the Jets, for now. Trouba apparently asked for a trade out of Winnipeg last season because he wanted to play on the right side of defence within the top four. His trade request became public in September following the World Cup of Hockey, prompting a number of trade scenarios and questions of whether he likes the city of Winnipeg.
Trouba was expected to sign a contract similar to the contracts of Seth Jones, Justin Faulk, and Morgan Rielly. Instead, because of his holdout, he will still receive a pretty penny of three million dollars per season just the next two years. This is a tell-tale sign that he could be traded following the end of the bridge deal, or could receive a PK Subban-esque deal.
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Nine months ago, contract extension requests of Jacob Trouba, Dustin Byfuglien, and Andrew Ladd were leaked to the public. Ninth months later, Byfuglien signed a five-year, $38 million contract extension, Andrew Ladd was traded to the Blackhawks and later signed with the Islanders, while Trouba remains without a contract. Trouba is asking for seven million dollars per year for the next eight years.
Because he has never received a contract that he and his agent Kurt Overhardt approve of, Trouba has requested a trade. Here is the statement from Sportsnet. Trouba will not attend the Winnipeg Jets’ training camp. He already played in the World Cup of Hockey representing Team North America, so he’s up to speed.
There are a select number of teams that are suitable for acquiring Trouba’s rights. A trade for Trouba will likely be dependant on Trouba agreeing to a new contract.
So where could Trouba take his talents?
Continue reading Assessing the Jets’ Options with Trouba
The Winnipeg Jets’ defenceman Jacob Trouba is up for a big pay day. The 22 year-old prime commodity of a right-handed shot has been a solid piece for the Jets as they look to contend in the future. Winnipeg made a number of moves to make cap space for their future. Dustin Byfuglien was signed to a five-year, $7.6M contract, and Andrew Ladd was shipped off to Chicago after his request of a $6.8-million yearly extension was not met. The Jets need to lock up Mark Sheifele, Jacob Trouba, Nikolaj Ehlers, and a number of their youngsters who will significant players of their core.
In December of 2015, the reported contract request of Jacob Trouba’s camp (along with Ladd and Byfuglien) was released to the public. Trouba is seeking a seven million dollar contract extension over eight years. Should the Jets lock him up long term or go for a short-term, bridge deal?
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