The New York Rangers signed Jacob Trouba to seven-year, $56 million deal. Trouba’s dog Donnie was very excited.
Friday afternoon, the New York Rangers announced that they had signed restricted free agent Jacob Trouba to a seven-year, $56 million deal.
The Rangers landed the coveted 25-year-old, first-pairing defenseman from the Winnipeg Jets in June. The Rangers sent defenseman Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick at the 2019 NHL draft (Finnish blueliner Ville Heinola) to the Jets in exchange for 6’3” d-man.
Trouba refused to sign longterm with the Jets because he wanted to play in the United States and allow his fiancée, Kelly Tyson, to pursue her medical career.
“Everyone kind of views me, and I guess most athletes, just as athletes, but there’s other goals in life that I have,” Trouba said after the trade. “I want to be a husband and a father and all that stuff, and her career is important and she’s worked extremely hard. I want to see the best for her as much as she wants to see the best for me.”