Trouba agreed to terms on a seven-year, $56 million contract with the Rangers on Friday.
Trouba was acquired by New York from Winnipeg in June and has now tied himself to the club for the next seven years. With this deal, the 25-year-old becomes the highest paid blueliner on the Rangers and trails only Henrik Lundqvist ($8.5 million) and Artemi Panarin ($11.6 million) in terms of annual cap hit. Clearly, team brass believes the Michigan native can repeat his 2018-19 campaign, in which he set career highs in assists (42), points (50) and shots (162).
Trouba has filed for salary arbitration, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Trouba had his best campaign yet as a pro in 2018-19, setting career highs in points (50) and shots on goal (162) while averaging nearly 23 minutes of ice time per contest in 82 appearances. The former Jet is definitely due for a raise on the $5.5 million he made last season, but it remains to be seen if he'll be able to procure one through negotiations with the Rangers or if it will require the assistance of a neutral arbitrator.
Trouba was traded to the Rangers in exchange for Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.
Trade rumors have swirled around Trouba all offseason after a terrific 50-point campaign this season. As a restricted free agent, the Rangers are technically acquiring his rights, but they have the cap space to retain him and a deal will likely be coming soon. The 25-year-old blueliner will have a similar role that he did in Winnipeg as a top-pair defenseman and a key member of the power play.
Trouba posted an assist and five shots in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Blues in Game 3.
Trouba was stymied in the first two games of the series before finally producing a little offense Sunday. He had a career-high 50 points in 82 games during the regular season, and is now partnered with Josh Morrissey on the top pairing for the Jets. Trouba's success as a two-way defender will likely play a critical role in the rest of the series.
Trouba scored a goal with four shots on net in a 4-2 victory against the Coyotes on Saturday.
The 25-year-old finished the season on a high note, posting two goals and 11 points in the final 11 games. Trouba has played six NHL seasons, and this was the first one in which he dressed for all 82 games. That helped him post a career-high 42 assists, 50 points and 162 shots on net.
Trouba lit the lamp on the penalty kill in Tuesday's loss to the Wild.
This was Trouba's first shorthanded goal since the 2015-16 campaign. He's picking up his offensive performance at the right time, as he has three goals and 14 points over 17 games since the beginning of March. Trouba has already soared past his previous career highs to mark seven goals and 48 points through 80 games, and a big part of those improvements have been 19 points coming with the man advantage.
Trouba finished Wednesday's 3-0 win over Anaheim with a pair of assists.
The defenseman got things started with a power-play assist in the first period, then Trouba found the assist column once again in the third period, picking up a secondary helper on Winnipeg's third and final goal of the evening. The top-pairing blueliner is up to 42 points -- a new career high that continues to climb -- in 73 games this season.
Trouba picked up a power-play assist and five blocked shots in Monday's 3-2 win over the Kings.
The helper extended Trouba's career high in points to 40 (six goals, 34 assists). Trouba has also blocked 149 shots and dished 96 hits in 72 appearances this season. He's seeing first-unit power-play time while Dustin Byfuglien (ankle) is out of action, leading to Trouba posting a personal-best 15 points on the man advantage this year. Long the subject of trade rumors, the strong campaign has surely boosted his value.
Trouba blocked five shots and added an assist in Friday's 8-1 win over the Hurricanes.
Trouba has four points over his last four games, all of them coming on the power play. He added two hits and a plus-2 rating in Friday's contest. With the Jets missing Dustin Byfuglien (ankle), Josh Morrissey (upper body) and Joe Morrow (lower body), Trouba has had to step up to fill the void. Based on the numbers, he's done so admirably. Trouba's sitting on 38 points (five goals, 33 assists) in 67 games this season.
Trouba lit the lamp and dished out an assist in Tuesday's loss to the Lightning.
Trouba is being counted on more offensively since Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) and Josh Morrissey (upper body) are out. He's stepping up to the plate, as he now has six points -- five on the power play -- in the last six games. Daily fantasy players should look to harvest on Trouba's reasonable price until Byfuglien returns to action.
Trouba posted three assists, two of which came on the power play, in a 6-3 victory over the Golden Knights on Friday.
With the three helpers, Trouba has set a new career high in points (34). He's managed to do that with only four goals, which is more than what he scored last season, albeit half of his goal-scoring production from 2016-17. His goals are down in large part to far fewer shots on net this season. Still, Trouba's career-high 30 assists have helped him post 34 points in 61 games.
Trouba picked up a helper versus San Jose on Tuesday.
Trouba may be bogged down in an 11-game goal drought, but he's managed to rack up eight assists over that stretch, including five in his previous three contests. The blueliner's inability to find the back of the net certainly hasn't been from a lack of trying, as he has racked up 26 shots during his goalless streak.
Trouba set up two power-play goals in Saturday's 9-3 win over Anaheim.
It's his second consecutive two-point game. Trouba now has 28 points -- that's just five shy of his career mark set in 2016-17. Barring injury, Trouba will record his first 40-plus point season. Enjoy the ride.
Trouba recorded a pair of helpers -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets.
Trouba also recorded two shots, giving him multiple shots on goal in each of the past six games. Known more for his steady defensive play, Trouba's taken a step forward offensively, with 26 points through 51 games. Barring an injury, the 24-year-old blueliner will almost certainly eclipse his 2016-17 career high of 33 points -- that's the only campaign in which he's topped the 30-point mark to date.
Trouba snagged a helper versus Philadelphia on Monday.
Trouba continues to log huge minutes for the Jets, as he is averaging 22:34, which includes 1:18 on the power play. The Michigan native is just 10 points shy of setting a new career high, which would best his 2016-17 numbers (33 points). The blueliner is bogged down in a seven-game goal drought and will look to find the back of the net versus Boston on Tuesday.
Trouba registered a goal among three points in a 7-4 victory against the Avalanche on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old has experienced health problems in each of the last two seasons, but being healthy through the beginning of January this season has helped Trouba post four goals and 21 points. He's on pace for career highs in assists, points and plus-minus. Reaching a career best in goals isn't out of the realm of possibility either.
Trouba registered two assists in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Stars.
Since going pointless over an 11-game stretch, Trouba has tallied three points over his last three contests -- all assists. The defenseman has not scored a goal in over a month with his last one coming back on Dec. 4. The 24-year-old will look to continue his recent run of good form when the Jets take on Colorado two days from now, on Tuesday.
Trouba is pointless in his previous nine outings.
Despite his lack of offensive contributions, Trouba continues to log big minutes, as he is averaging 20:32 of ice time during his slump. With 15 points through 36 games this season, the blueliner should still be capable of hitting the 30-point mark for the second time in his NHL career.
Trouba recorded a pair of helpers in Sunday's 4-3 win over New York.
Both assists were secondary helpers but they all count the same in the end. Trouba now has two goals and 14 points in 26 games, and the Jets' blueliner was active in Sunday's contest, firing three shots on goal and also blocking a team-high four shots. Also on Sunday, Trouba logged more than 25 minutes of ice time (26:52) for just the fourth time this season.
Trouba scored and added an assist Thursday in a 6-5 win over Chicago.
Trouba's goal Thursday was the defenseman's first marker in over a month, with his last one coming all the way back on Oct. 22. In addition to his two points, the 24-year-old registered four shots and finished a plus-4 for the game. He now has two goals and 12 points in 24 games this season.
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